In June of 2015 I completed my Masters Degree in Fine Art.
Throughout the two years of study I undertook an intensive research programme where I explored new methods of investigation and construction, basing my research on themes of memory, nostalgia and history through retained narrative.
All of the following pieces were completed during those two years.
Assemblage with wax heads, including charcoal, ash, leaf skeletons and gold leaf in a gesso coated, paper backed, wooden box
Assemblage with ceramic heads, in a graphite powder coated, paper backed, wooden box
Assemblage with wax heads, including shells, dried flowers, petals, butterfly wings, feathers, found linoleum, wood and ceramic shards in a gesso and watercolour coated, paper backed, wooden box
Assemblage using my Fathers Kimono, a watercolour backdrop and signatures from his 1936 Hong Kong photograph album
Assemblage using a 'flapper' dress, a water colour backdrop and a transcribed copy of period sheet music.
Assemblage using a period theatrical bodice top, en point ballerina shoes, a watercolour backdrop and a transcribed copy of a music hall poster.
Assemblage using a ceramic portrait head, a painted box, beach glass and historical artefacts
Assemblage using four ceramic heads and four crowns, constructed from willow, raffia, and seasonal leaves, flowers and grasses.