then she has had numerous Art Exhibitions and Commissions, has
worked at Yorkshire Sculpture Park; West Bretton, Wakefield and
has taught art part time at Calderdale College, Halifax. She
has given many Art workshops in schools and elsewhere and was
Environmental Artist at Pontefract Infant and Primary School,
gaining favourable comments from OFSTED.
son Bruce is
currently working in the film industry having recently obtained
a BA in TV and film production.
Natural forms, particularly trees with their
sculptural appeal and individually patterned bark, have long
been a source of fascination for me. Foraging too seems to have
been a lifetime interest, picking up odd little roots that
remind me of chicken's feet, or a piece of bark that resembles
a parrot's bill. Collected plants often take on other imagined
forms as they dry and shrivel up. Then there is my love of
birds, from the tiny wren to the clumsy ostrich, with their
many different colours, sizes and contrasts. It should be clear
how the 'twig birds' evolved from these early inspirations.
Recycling and decay constantly figure in my
work. We go through birth, growth and death, and our own
components go toward feeding trees, which ironically outlive us
by years. My twig birds encompass all these aspects: the
materials are re-cycled and take on new forms of their own as
main satisfaction lies in capturing the spirit of the bird with
the natural found materials that are available. This
is what I strive for in my art.
See Pauline's Art CV here.