About the artist
I made my first wire horse sculpture one day in 1994 when I came across some old cable wire on a disused railway line in Glasgow. In that moment my first thought was to turn it into a horse.
From then on my world completely changed as I tripped over a new and authentic visual language through which to communicate my ideas and develop my creative vision.
Horses have always been a great source of inspiration and a powerful driving force in my life and career as an artist.
Recapturing those magical moments in full gallop along the shoreline by a glistening sea or charging through the forest with the trees racing towards us, gives me a sense of space, freedom and adventure in whatever I do.
In fact my affinity with horses goes far back to when I was 4 years of age when I made my first sculpture, a small horses’ head in clay which I have kept to this day.
My sculptures emerge through a process of drawing with wire in three dimensions. My intention is to create a form that conveys a sense of presence in its physicality. To prepare for that to happen requires an absence of self-consciousness in handling the materials along with the intention to awaken to a fully conscious state and just ‘be’ in the present moment.