It is difficult to say how the Covid19 pandemic has
changed my work as an artist yet.
The early horror of the situation had a paralyzing affect,
but I was lucky in that my family were all well and I had a project in
progress. Only a few weeks into lockdown the green oak pieces were
delivered onto my lawn so that I could start 3 very large carvings (around
300kg each) . So after a few weeks of just drawing a few studies of
the burgeoning spring plants that seemed so contradictory to the situation
in their exuberance after all the winter rain...I just began to work in the
studio as usual. It was a great refuge. I live in a rural
environment down a very quiet lane, so the wider catastrophe of the pandemic
world could just be put aside during these studio times.
is the current project: