Starting from mythology and working towards science I have been developing a series of drawings since Summer 2010 which explore my current thoughts on the connections and dichotomies of these apparently very different ways of looking at the world.

2012 and I was going to be making more drawings bringing m-theory into focus a bit more, but I got distracted by a friend's post on Facebook about the witch executions 400 years ago in Northampton - and drew these:

To fly400 years. We are ourselves. We are other.Second sight

The first series of drawings were shown in an exhibition at The Muse at 269, Portobello Road, London during November 2010 and are reproduced below:

Forest dream II - Simbiosis

Through our senses we experience the world, yet M-theory tells us our perceptions are false - space and energy form the universe, minute strings vibrating through up to 11 dimensions, creating what we perceive to be solid matter.

Our ancestors tried to explain natural energies giving them the shape we are most familiar with, our own. For them, what we view as myth was information vital for understanding their place in the world. Now we look to science to explain the inexplicable but most of us still only really grasp what we discover by reference to ourselves, our own form, our perceptions.

Will our descendents look back at our understanding and view it as myth.


You may also be interested in the life studies which were shown alongside these drawings, and the next series of drawings which begin to develop the figure within science.

Forest dream IX - MetamorphosisForest dream VII - SourceForest dream VIII - LustraForest dream III - FocusForest dream IV - DanceForest dream XVI - Genii IIIForest dream XV - Genii II

Current and forthcoming exhibitions

Inspired by Nature
A collaborative exhibition hosted by the Forestry Commission and Royal Society of Sculptors at Grizedale Sculpture Forest.

Hay Festival
Two new sculptures at the Lion Street Gallery, Hay-on-Wye

Gyosei Art Trail
Permanent sculpture trail. Arachne weaves is along the boardwalk between the canal and Willen Park, Milton Keynes.

Art in Salcey Forest
Ongoing exhibition of sculptures in this beautiful woodland - see map and guide for details.

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