When it comes to naming my pieces, I like to wait until the piece is finished and then see what images, feelings and thoughts it provokes. Even though I know what I want to create from concept to the finished article, I tend not start with a name because I don’t like being constrained and I can change tack throughout the creative process. Having to stick to one narrative holds me back and I it find quite limiting.
I don’t like the idea of simply numbering my pieces either. It’s my way of inviting the viewer to see what they see when looking at lines, shapes and colours. Is it what I see, or something totally different and meaningful to them?
Sycamore - At the top and bottom, the two shapes instantly remind me of sycamore leaves. Growing up we had a sycamore tree in our garden and we use to love “helicoptering” the seeded wings! Whenever I see them spinning from the sky now they make me smile.