Volcanic in appearance, its similarity to Kīlauea was uncanny, the youngest of five subaerial volcanoes that make up the island of Hawaiʻi. The name means "spewing" or "much spreading", it refers to the constant flow of lava, however in the context of the artwork it refers to the stream of emerging creatures from within the crater.
'Out of the Woods' is a series of wall hung and free standing sculptures inspired by the forests surrounding my home. Found wood is lovingly selected and the true beauty of the natural bark is preserved by building up layers of shellac.
Each piece depicts symbolic faerie folk emerging from the beautifully textured world they inhabit, entering into our reality, created in mirror polished bronze.
Combining the natural & the man made, with the characters all having a desire to climb, to rise, reaching constantly higher. There is some parallel to life, in that we all aspire to reach greater heights in work, relationships and achievements; forever driving onwards to the next big thing.
Mirror polished bronze on highly lacquered natural wood