I believe that everything that human beings can imagine is possible; that art, science and nature must be seen as a symbiotic whole. As a child I became fascinated by the minute complexity of communities of ants and by the infinite enormity of the stars. As a young adult I discovered my passion for art and my penchant for science, and have been fusing both disciplines in my sculptural works ever since.
I am impassioned by advancing technologies and the development of ecological civilisations. I look at reality and I see worlds within worlds that create yet more worlds. I’m fascinated in the way that the smallest and least visible details often have enormous repercussions for ourselves and our universe. I delight in each sculpture that allows me to examine such themes in the public realm.
My design philosophy is to create organic sculptures. I make use of temporal change – night and day, the weather and the passing seasons – to create pieces that look exquisite and subtly different depending on when, and from where, they are seen. I feel very strongly that public art should be ecologically viable, as much in terms of its integration in to its housing space as in terms of the materials and processes used to construct and install it.
I create sculptures that people can walk through, repose in, touch and feel. I fill my pieces with textures both optical and material. I want my artworks to be loved by the public and to form a living, growing part of their communities. Therefore, it is extremely important to me that each and every member of the public is able to safely interact with my work. My sculptures are designed with this as a priority, and are then meticulously checked and approved by qualified professionals.
I use classical techniques alongside cutting edge technologies to produce sculptures that last for lifetimes. Each and every artwork is designed to resist marine-grade corrosion, hurricane force winds, and attempted vandalism. I work exclusively in the very highest quality materials, and rely on my expertise in designing and fabricating precision-engineered structures as well as external vetting by qualified professionals.
I am highly aware of the collaborative nature of public art projects and always look for the best and most productive way to combine my artistic efforts with the wider projects and larger teams within which I will be working. I have extensive experience of collaborating and consulting on an international basis with residents, local councils, governments, design teams, engineers and architects, at all phases of design, fabrication and installation. Moreover, I take great pleasure in undertaking exhaustive research into the areas in which my artworks will be placed; immersing myself in their histories and realities, and finding the best solution for the space and those all those who share it.
On each single project; every single day: public art continues to be my passion.
RECENT COMMISSIONS AND AWARDS
2017 – Fraser Heights Art Commission; Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
2017 – In memory of the 11,450 Jewish children deported from France between 1942 and 1944: Art Commission; Père Lachaise Cemetary, Paris, France
2017 – Maclovio Barraza Memorial Art Commission; Tucson, Arizona, USA
2017 – Santa Barbara Plaza Art Commission; Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
2016 – Vaughan Brothers Commemorative Art Commission; Kiest Park, Dallas, Texas, USA
2017 – Como Campus Art Commission; Como Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
2017 – Award of Excellence; awarded by the District of North Vancouver’s Advisory Design Panel for collaboration on the Edgemont Commons Project, 2015
2015 – Spruce Grove Sport & Recreation Facility, Art Commission; Spruce Grove, British Columbia, Canada
2017 – Garden of Reflection, Art Commission; Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK
2014 – Plaza Roberto Maestas Art Commission; El Centro de la Raza, Seattle, USA
2014 – Evolution in Jeju: Art Commission; Cheonjiyeon Park, Seowipo, Jeju, South Korea
2013 – Edgemont Commons Art Commission; Edgemont Boulevard, Vancouver, Canada
2012 – Gold Medal; 30th Anniversary International Art Salon; Vittel, France
2012 – Special Exhibition Project: Art Monaco
2011 – Monument to Female Sea Workers: Art Commission; Fishing Port, Ondarroa, Basque Country, Spain
2011 – Public and Artist’s Prize: ArtVittel, France
2011 – Jury’s Special Mention Prize: Florence Biennale, Italy
2011 – Silver Medal: Grand Palais, SNBA, Paris, France
2010 – Museum of Human Evolution Gateway Sculpture: Art Commission; Burgos, Spain
2018 WE ARE MUSIC & MUSIC IS US: in process: Kiest Park, Dallas, Texas, USA / EQUILIBRIO: in process: Santa Barbara Plaza, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
2017 11,450 CHILDREN: Père Lachaise Cemetary, Paris, France / THE GOLDEN TREE: Spruce Grove, British Colombia, Canada /
TOGETHERNESS: Plaza Roberto Maestas, El Centro De La Raza, Seattle, USA
2016 LITTLE GIANTS: Como Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
2015 THE LIFE PROTECTOR: Edgemont Boulevard, Vancouver, Canada / PERSISTENT LIFE: Garden of Reflection, Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK
2014 EVOLUTION IN JEJU: Cheonjiyeon Park, Jeju, South Korea
2012 MUJERES TRABAJADORAS DEL MAR: Fishing Port, Ondarroa, Spain
2010 CAMINO DE LA EVOLUCIÓN HUMANA: Museum of Human Evolution, Burgos, Spain
2008 THE PILLARS OF GASTEIZ: Santa María Cathedral, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
2007 EL NAVEGANTE: Cup of America, Valencia, Spain
2002 NIÑO MERCURIO: Bilbao, Spain
2001 PUERTA DE LOS HONORABLES: Guggemheim Plaza, Bilbao, Spain
2000 El MIRADOR: Baracaldo, Spain. / EL JUEZ: Baracaldo, Spain
1999 EL CHE CON NIÑO: Santa Clara, Cuba.
1998 EL GOBERNADOR CON NIÑO: Ceuta, Spain
1997 INTELECTUAL CON NIÑO Y MUÑECO: Sestao, Spain
1996 VAGAMUNDO: Madrid Barajas Airport, Spain / NEPTUNO CON MUSA: Castro Urdiales, Spain
1995 PENSADOR NIÑO: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
1994 CONFIANZA: Almerimar, Spain
1992 CONCORDIA: Expo92, Sevilla, Spain / EL REGRESO: Bermeo, Spain
1991 EL MINOTAURO: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
1989 EL HOMBRE CON ARCO IRIS: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
1984 MATERNIDAD: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain / LIBERTAD: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.