Creative Pursuits

Leather Sculptures

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Leather Sculptures

These were created by wet-moulding leather over a sculpted shape (either in plaster or fired clay), then stained or painted. The sculptures range in size from 7 cm to 1.3 metres. Each mask is bespoke. The inspiration to create these came initially from a design idea I had for a fashion show and quickly morphed into an artistic expression, commencing with representations of ancient Deities and branching out from there. I designed the costumes for Lindsay Kemp’s ‘Salome’ in the late 70s, and drew on Gustav Klimpt and Hundertvasser for decorative ideas. These ideas were reflected in the decoration of some of these masks.

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Sound Sculptures

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Sound Sculptures

These developed from a range of precision tuned windchimes (Hidden Valley Instruments) which I produced in the 80s, designed sourcing musical scales from founding civilizations of humanity. Japanese, Chinese, Egyptian, Balinese, Sumerian, Tibetan, and Grecian The Glass sculptures were slumped in a kiln, and then sandblasted, fused, drilled and strung with anodised aluminium. They were displayed at the Craft Arts Centre in Sydney’s Rocks, various high-end Art Shows (Australian Craft/Arts Fairs, Gleneon Craft Shows) including a feature at the Queen Victoria Building’s Christmas Tree display. Gloria Estafan was presented with one of my Sound Sculptures as a gift from...

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