I was raised in the small fishing/mining village of Dysart on the east coast of Scotland. I never fitted in with the 'fitba' crowd and thought for some time that there must be something wrong with me. Well, as it turns out, I was right...I'm an artist.
The majority of art-forms and creative enterprises involve the addition of material to a base..graphite to paper, oil to canvas, clay to wire etc. Carving however, turns that whole principal on its head. It is only through the removal of material and effectively the destruction of a piece of material which produces the piece of art. It's the ironic and paradoxical act of creation through destruction which draws me to this form of art. This is also a main theme running throughout my work.
Please take the time to read the descriptions attached to these images as so often its the idea behind the piece that makes it true art.