Self portrait with exploded head

Some thoughts

There is a peculiar aspect about being nearly seventy years old – it is disinhibition. I do not care much about propriety or what other people think of me. But I hope that viewers can take something from my work.

I know that to anyone younger than thirty, I am practically invisible and for the art world I am as old as Methuselah and frankly irrelevant. I thought much the same of my elders when I was young.

I produce slightly off beat bronze sculptures. I stand (quite comfortably) in an area that appears to be regarded as quaintly heretical in the Scottish cultural milieu.

I had a very good grounding in skills at art school – I think well in three dimensions and I know how to make things.

I make bronzes that describe an emotion, an issue or a person.

I do not think too hard and just let my intuition guide me. I avoid the artistic orthodoxies of the day and I am happiest in life sitting at a workbench making what I want to make.

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