6 October – 29 October 2011, Galerie Vallois, Paris
35 Rue de Seine, 75006, Paris

The new show is entitled Pillars of Society. Many of the bronze pieces are either tall poles in themselves, or are inserted into tall blocks of roughly carved wood. What I am trying to convey is a sense of isolation, but at the same time fragility and loneliness; using the two mediums of bronze and wood — the former being so permanent and the wood being so fragile — hopefully conveys this.

I use bright and vivacious colours in my work, as often in life it is the normal human instinct of putting a brave face on life. Despite the inner turmoil that may be going on inside we are constantly striving to put on happy and brave faces. Often things are rarely as they seem.

The Pillars of Society are representative of humans. The animals in the Pillars have no special meaning; they are representative of the inner self of humans and all have human aspects to them (i.e., their faces, eyes, etc.)