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The collective title for this body of hand-carved works in fossil-studded Kilkenny blue limestone alludes to the vigorous and constantly shifting urge that underpins material reality. The sculptures ambiguously suggest environmental processes that are often invisible to the naked eye or go unobserved in everyday life

Stone is a material synonymous with weight and fixity, and as such seems to be an incongruous base for forms of this kind, yet it's composed of the exoskeletons of microscopic sea creatures, transformed through compression and heating in the Earth's crust. This memory of the ocean and the myriad ecologies it supports emerge in the work

Each piece is free-carved without recourse to a preconceived outcome. In all of these objects, the mind, the hand, and the possibilities offered by the tools employed come together in forms that exhibit characteristics of fluid material dynamics and growth

  • Lust For Life
  • 2006
  • Kilkenny blue limestone
  • 36 cm L x 28 cm H x 28 cm W
  • Lust For Life
  • 2006
  • Kilkenny blue limestone
  • 60 cm L x 45 cm H x 42 cm W
  • Lust For Life
  • 2006
  • Kilkenny blue limestone
  • 60 cm L x 44 cm H x 43 cm W
  • Lust For Life
  • 2007
  • Kilkenny blue limestone
  • 70 cm L x 60 cm H x 60 cm W