Always remembering that resistance creates form.

“Mysticeti’ (Baleen whale), is all about boundaries crossing from one to another if only for a short time. Water to Air. Tolerant of that, which sits on the edge; precarious in its beautiful action that we honour and pursue with great endeavour but can never replicate. Essentially I am submitting ‘the feeling sense’ as opposed to ‘ the thinking one’, embodied in the act of a breaching whale, emote in many ways to many people. This method requires that the tree is not lost in the process. The piece is symbolic of our attachment to the sea and it’s beautiful creatures.

“I feel that the shape of the tree has been lost in the timber generic where the utilitarian appeal of timber has been overemphasised at the expense of the expression of the tree. It seems that the wood is considered more important than the original living form.”