KNOWN AND UNKNOWN 2015 INTERNATIONAL ASBESTOS MEMORIAL Stainless Steel 5 Sections: 2 x 0.4 x 2m / 6.6x 1.3 x 6.6ft Glasgow, Scotland Overview: Fabricated from stainless steel and taking its form from a perfect cube, a universally accepted symbol of truth, the International Asbestos Memorial stands in memory of all those recognised and the many more unrecognised, at home and abroad, who have died from an asbestos-related disease. For that reason the memorial is dedicated to all those known and unknown. Unveiled on 30th May 2015, the memorial is located in the public realm space Truth and Justice Square, Clydebank, Scotland.   

KNOWN AND UNKNOWN 2015
INTERNATIONAL ASBESTOS MEMORIAL

Stainless Steel
5 Sections: 2 x 0.4 x 2m / 6.6x 1.3 x 6.6ft
Glasgow, Scotland

Overview:

Fabricated from stainless steel and taking its form from a perfect cube, a universally accepted symbol of truth, the International Asbestos Memorial stands in memory of all those recognised and the many more unrecognised, at home and abroad, who have died from an asbestos-related disease. For that reason the memorial is dedicated to all those known and unknown.

Unveiled on 30th May 2015, the memorial is located in the public realm space Truth and Justice Square, Clydebank, Scotland. 
 

 
SUN AND MOON 2015 Stainless Steel 2.5m / 8.2ft Diameter Overview: Commissioned by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde for Gartnavel Royal Hospital to mark 200 years since the opening of Glasgow's first asylum in 1814. The final work is composed of two sculptures Sun and Moon, which sought to challenge the stigma of mental illness and Two Hearts which celebrates the love found in mental health care. Both sculptures were unveiled on the 27th May 2015 by staff and patients.  

SUN AND MOON 2015
Stainless Steel
2.5m / 8.2ft Diameter

Overview:

Commissioned by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde for Gartnavel Royal Hospital to mark 200 years since the opening of Glasgow's first asylum in 1814. The final work is composed of two sculptures Sun and Moon, which sought to challenge the stigma of mental illness and Two Hearts which celebrates the love found in mental health care. Both sculptures were unveiled on the 27th May 2015 by staff and patients.

 

 
TWO HEARTS 2015 Mirror Polished and Powder Coated Stainless Steel 4 x 4 x 2.5m / 13 x 13 x 8.2ft Overview: Commissioned by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde for Gartnavel Royal Hospital to mark 200 years since the opening of Glasgow's first asylum in 1814. The final work is composed of two sculptures Sun and Moon, which sought to challenge the stigma of mental illness and Two Hearts which celebrates the love found in mental health care. Both sculptures were unveiled on the 27th May 2015 by staff and patients.  

TWO HEARTS 2015
Mirror Polished and Powder Coated Stainless Steel
4 x 4 x 2.5m / 13 x 13 x 8.2ft

Overview:

Commissioned by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde for Gartnavel Royal Hospital to mark 200 years since the opening of Glasgow's first asylum in 1814. The final work is composed of two sculptures Sun and Moon, which sought to challenge the stigma of mental illness and Two Hearts which celebrates the love found in mental health care. Both sculptures were unveiled on the 27th May 2015 by staff and patients.

 

 
GOLDEN AGE 2005 Goldleaf 7m / 22.9ft Diameter Pittenweem Arts Festival Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland Overview: Golden Age in the fishing village of Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland, was commissioned by the Scottish Arts Council (Now Creative Scotland), as part of the 2005 Pittenweem Arts Festival. Consisting of a seven metre disc created from over 6000 squares of gold leaf applied by hand to a concreted area of the ancient harbour wall, Golden Age, Pittenweem, occupies a liminal realm between the material and the immaterial: on the one hand, the ultimate symbol of worldly wealth, and on the other, an expression of mans spirituality.  The title refers to a prophesied ideal “Golden Age”, a new era of enlightenment, an as-yet intangible future state, where mankind unites in brotherhood to find peace within them-self and between nations.

GOLDEN AGE 2005
Goldleaf
7m / 22.9ft Diameter
Pittenweem Arts Festival
Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland

Overview:

Golden Age in the fishing village of Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland, was commissioned by the Scottish Arts Council (Now Creative Scotland), as part of the 2005 Pittenweem Arts Festival.

Consisting of a seven metre disc created from over 6000 squares of gold leaf applied by hand to a concreted area of the ancient harbour wall, Golden Age, Pittenweem, occupies a liminal realm between the material and the immaterial: on the one hand, the ultimate symbol of worldly wealth, and on the other, an expression of mans spirituality.  The title refers to a prophesied ideal “Golden Age”, a new era of enlightenment, an as-yet intangible future state, where mankind unites in brotherhood to find peace within them-self and between nations.

 
WONDER 2007 Hessian Sandbags, Sand plus Community Spirit. Heights: 3.5, 4, 4.5m / 11.4 x 13.1 x 14.7ft Edinburgh International Art Festival. Portobello Beach, Edinburgh, Scotland. Overview: Designed to be a portrait and product of collective action, Wonder saw the installation of three large-scale pyramids created from 15,000 sandbags, which had been filled by the community of Portobello Beach, Edinburgh, on the invitation of the artist, who sent a seaside postcard to every Portobello household. 

WONDER 2007
Hessian Sandbags, Sand plus Community Spirit.
Heights: 3.5, 4, 4.5m / 11.4 x 13.1 x 14.7ft
Edinburgh International Art Festival.
Portobello Beach, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Overview:

Designed to be a portrait and product of collective action, Wonder saw the installation of three large-scale pyramids created from 15,000 sandbags, which had been filled by the community of Portobello Beach, Edinburgh, on the invitation of the artist, who sent a seaside postcard to every Portobello household. 

 
LOVE AND KISSES 2012 Cor-Ten Steel 25 x 6 x 2.2m / 82 x 19.2 x 7.2ft Falkirk, Scotland. Overview: Designed as a scar, a healed wound, Love and Kisses speaks of healing, transformation and mans spiritual birth. Viewed from eye level the sculpture forms a heart, and when viewed from above a pair of lips.   The sculpture, located at the centre of the Abbotshaugh Community Woodland, Falkirk, has an overall length of 25 meter and is fabricated from 22 tons of “weathering steel” better know as Cor-Ten steel, a material specially developed for bridge construction which forms its own protective coating under the influence of the weather. Left exposed the steel continually rusts, regenerating a new skin, to naturally heal its own wounds, a characteristic unique to this material and the flesh of living things.

LOVE AND KISSES 2012
Cor-Ten Steel
25 x 6 x 2.2m / 82 x 19.2 x 7.2ft
Falkirk, Scotland.

Overview:

Designed as a scar, a healed wound, Love and Kisses speaks of healing, transformation and mans spiritual birth. Viewed from eye level the sculpture forms a heart, and when viewed from above a pair of lips.  

The sculpture, located at the centre of the Abbotshaugh Community Woodland, Falkirk, has an overall length of 25 meter and is fabricated from 22 tons of “weathering steel” better know as Cor-Ten steel, a material specially developed for bridge construction which forms its own protective coating under the influence of the weather. Left exposed the steel continually rusts, regenerating a new skin, to naturally heal its own wounds, a characteristic unique to this material and the flesh of living things.

 
CHANGE 2009 Bronze  3.5 x 2.3 x 5m / 11.4 x 7.5 x 16.4 ft Glasgow, Scotland Overview: Emerging from the ground with a forward and upward vigour, Change is a 5 meter tall bronze sculpture imbued with a figurative quality which leans on the ideas of Heraclitus, the pre-Socratic Greek philosopher who was famous for his insistence on “ever-present change” being the fundamental essence of the universe. 

CHANGE 2009
Bronze
 3.5 x 2.3 x 5m / 11.4 x 7.5 x 16.4 ft
Glasgow, Scotland

Overview:

Emerging from the ground with a forward and upward vigour, Change is a 5 meter tall bronze sculpture imbued with a figurative quality which leans on the ideas of Heraclitus, the pre-Socratic Greek philosopher who was famous for his insistence on “ever-present change” being the fundamental essence of the universe. 

 
EMBRACE 2003 Bronze Size: 3 x 1.5 x 2m /  9.8 x 4.9 x 6.5ft Glasgow, Scotland Overview: Created from two intertwined bronze tori, each passing through the respective centres of the other, providing balance and support, Embrace symbolise the interaction and interdependence of human relationships and the dualities of life.  

EMBRACE 2003
Bronze
Size: 3 x 1.5 x 2m /  9.8 x 4.9 x 6.5ft
Glasgow, Scotland

Overview:

Created from two intertwined bronze tori, each passing through the respective centres of the other, providing balance and support, Embrace symbolise the interaction and interdependence of human relationships and the dualities of life.
 

 
CRIES AND WHISPERS 2003 Felt Size: 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.2m Museum of Modern Art NY Permanet Collection Overview: Challenging the traditional demarcation of art and design Cries and Whispers was included in ‘SAFE’, a large-scale exhibition of objects designed to protect the body and mind, presented at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2005. Cries and Whispers has since been acquired by MoMA for the permanent collection.  

CRIES AND WHISPERS 2003
Felt
Size: 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.2m
Museum of Modern Art NY Permanet Collection

Overview:

Challenging the traditional demarcation of art and design Cries and Whispers was included in ‘SAFE’, a large-scale exhibition of objects designed to protect the body and mind, presented at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2005. Cries and Whispers has since been acquired by MoMA for the permanent collection.

 

 
BEYOND 2007 Fiberglass Bowl and COloured fabric disc Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, UK  

BEYOND 2007
Fiberglass Bowl and COloured fabric disc
Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, UK

 

TEMPLE 2003 Fiberglass 210cm / 82.6" Diameter Overview:

TEMPLE 2003
Fiberglass
210cm / 82.6" Diameter

Overview: