From the decay of winter the fruits of spring are slowly beginning to emerge. I'm finally completing a new mini world "Wintersweet". The first signs of spring are starting to appear with bright yellow flowers emerging from dead looking branches and from the mulch of earth the delicate heads of Snowdrops create a welcome brightness.
Sticking with the darkness of the winter months I have experimented with staging the sculptures within a dark environment. These small sculptures which scale between 5-8cm wide and 10cm in height appear elevated against the black. Spot-lit and centre stage.
I recall the work of the 17th Century Spanish painter Juan Sanchez Cotan with his suspended still-lifes of fruit and vegetables, each held up with string against a dark background.