Monumental Woman: A Beacon of Hope

This is the monument to Wales' first black head teacher, Betty Campbell. It is also the first named statue of a woman in Wales. On 29th September, in Cardiff's Central Square, a large crowd gathered to celebrate this momentous occasion, made possible by the dedicated women behind the organisation Monumental Welsh  Women. Since 2016, they … Continue reading Monumental Woman: A Beacon of Hope

New Work: In the Studio

From a mixed media series, 'What Remains', incorporating found objects and organic materials into a concrete/sand/plaster base. This series of work emerged as a way to explore feelings about The Anthropocene -a geological epoch dating from the commencement of  significant human impact on the Earth’s ecosystems and geology. Using found and organic materials that present … Continue reading New Work: In the Studio

Awkward Objects: The Work of Alina Szapocznikow

This weekend, I travelled to Wakefield to see Human Landscapes,  the first UK retrospective of the work of the much-overlooked Polish artist Alina Szapocznikow (1926–1973). Powerful, innovative, disturbing, these pieces have dark undertones, which isn't surprising when you discover that Szapocznikow survived several of the Nazi camps as a teenager, and bouts of severe illness. … Continue reading Awkward Objects: The Work of Alina Szapocznikow