Welcome to my wonderfully weird world of marvellous mechanical contraptions. My artwork is inspired by an inventive and curious mind, a dash of nostalgia, a soupcon of Utopian Edwardian charm and a large blob of humour and bewilderment.
When it's time to 'build' my contraptions I source the various components from my virtual collection. A collection built up over time from visits to curious places, museums, archives and just roaming around. If I find a rusting tool in a forgotten toolbox I see a connecting rod, or maybe I see an old bicycle chain as a conveyor belt.... Copper pipes, cogs, springs and unidentified widgets all play a part in my weird world.
Oh, and sometimes, I get to dress up as the 'Victorian gentleman' which can't be bad either!