This section shows a few examples of sketches that have been scanned directly to the site.
My sketchbooks often reveal how my ideas and pre-occupations are intrinsic to my mark-making. New thoughts interplay with old obsessions, thus creating dynamic challenges during the process of composition for larger work.
I am interested in the idea of puppets (out side the usual context of childrens’s story-telling) and all the associated metaphors of string pulling etc.
The effigies that we create may well reveal insights about our feelings of helplessness in the midst of global turmoil?
As all my figures are symbols of humanity, rather than portraits of actual people, they could all be considered to be puppets in that sense. Dwelling on the puppet motif helps me to express ideas of feudalism, as well as master/servant relationships, the vulnerability of trafficked peoples, and the manipulation of some fundamentalist religious teachers.