Waves are my muse.
I watch them every day.
They are born from far of winds
and arrive on my shores
as a final
burst of power
Waves stand up over a reef in their last stages of their travel.
I love these waves. They have been part of my journey since 2006 and I still enjoy making them. Every one in the series is unique and inspired by what's very close to my back yard!
This series captures the power of the sea. these waves have been spawned in far off waters and end in a final crash on our shores.
Boats are the way we traverse the seas.
If we are game,
we dive below!
I am fascinated by sea travel. My ancestors were wrecked at Barwon Heads in 1853 and I have lived nearby for the past 36 years.
Tied up in port waiting the cargo for the trip home.
Thedangers of the journey to Australia in the nineteenth century.
History of the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse
I spent 29 years as a Marine biologist and the same time exploring the wold of glass.
These are a few of my creations ...
Escaping predators. How the chaser must wonder what has happened!
There is a wonderful Attenborough video of the mating dance of the weedy sea dragon in the waters not far from me - this piece is inspired by him.
They are so beautiful to observe underwater.
Here are a few recent architectural commissions.
These always present lots of challenges and learning and are very rewarding.
Front door of a historic house. The sea dragon is painted using traditional glass paints and silver stain. The corner pieces and rondels were salvaged from an old window.
A privacy screen. Seven panels (800mm x 2400mm) in a polished stailess steel frame.
A closer look.
Marine Science Laboratory, Queenscliff
Bathroom window, Point Lonsdale
Somers School Camp
Triptych, private residence
Anglican Church, Ocean Grove
Kiln formed glass, glass enamels
Wall or window hanging.
Kiln formed glass
Kiln formed glass.