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Portfolio: 'Only When Flight Shall Soar'

 The works entitled 'only when flight shall soar' (Rilke), have something of the character of an event, something having just occurred, and arose from wondering about the behaviour of flocks and shoals and whether the elaborately changing patterns in the vibrant mass can be read.

The unit forms were somewhat arbitrary and were more carved than cast, standing out from, but part of, their surrounding; momentarily captured.

In my mind were questions about the relationship of part to whole, between individuals and groups and within the natural world, of structure to design and of time to space. Other works have arisen out of similar questions but in different form and of different materials.