Commissions


Hands – Liberty Festival, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, August 2014

32 cardboard hand sculptures using BSL finger spelling. The two rows of hands spell the words ‘Strength’ and ‘Equality’ to embody the spirit of the Paralympic games.
Each hand is 3ft high and fixed to a wooden base. I was supported by artist Leon Cauchois in the construction and installation.

Hands
hands
Hands
butler

Butler Commission – May 2014, Gotham Hotel, Manchester

A life-size cardboard figurative sculpture in the style of a 1920s hotel butler.
This piece was commissioned for the opening of the new Hotel Gotham in Manchester.
The finish incorporates elements that were covered in the hotel’s own newspaper.

butler
butler

Bellboy Commission – May 2014, Gotham Hotel, Manchester

A life-size cardboard figurative sculpture in the style of a 1920s hotel bellboy, including the cardboard luggage and accessories.
This piece was commissioned for the opening of the new Hotel Gotham in Manchester.
The finish incorporates elements that were covered in the hotel’s own newspaper.

bellboy
bellboy
Bellboy

Gold Run 2012-2013

Collaborative project with Pallant House Gallery, Outside In, CGP London, Dilston Grove, Carousel, David Rushbrook (Opera Singer), Glyndebourne Opera House and London based artist Richard Wilson.

Gold Run: Remix represents the journey through disability and considers the transition from a group to an individual identity. It’s the journey through disability, which is present in sport and its cultural and sporting significance.

Photographs by Andy Hood 2012

The project consists of two sculptures. A large scale portrait of the opera singer David Rushbrook and a lifesize running figure. Both works are created using cardboard.

Running Figure

I had to design an installation that could be disassembled and reconstructed in different environments but retain the essence of the scale and the dramatic nature.’ The running track doesn’t have an end point. ‘What’s next’ was at the back of my mind when I was making it.

 

The running figure started as one flat sheet of cardboard, and I built it outwards. I had already answered the aesthetic questions so it was just a case of fitting one piece of card into another until I arrived at the finished produced, which was a sculpture engaging to look at from different angles.

‘When you look at the work closely, you can see the hard work and perseverance that’s transformed that cardboard into this structural piece. The back has a grid-like manufacture architectural quality to it, and there are golden sections inside the back.’

gold run
gold run
Gold Run

David Rushbrook

I created a six-foot high sculpture of disabled opera singer David Rushbrook’s head. The sculpture played a lead role alongside a disabled choir and a live band during performances at Glyndebourne Opera House, Chichester Festival Theatre and Brighton Festival in 2012.

David Rushbrook
David Rushbrook
David Rushbrook