I am a maker, designer and retired educator working as an Associate Researcher at Leeds Art University.
Having been predominately experimenting with phone technology and using digital film projection to create provocative visual spectacle at Light Night events across Europe I have now returned to exploring, experimenting and designing leaded light panel work placed out in the natural environment.
This work has evolved to explore using laser technology to create leaded light effects with sheet steel. I am also utilising acrylic and polycarbonate mirror and clear glass to create optical illusion works that creates an interactive element. This enables two conflicting view points and enables the audience to interact through the work.
This site includes an archive of work that I have produced and exhibited as a maker, activist and socially critical practitioner over the past 40 years.
I was previously co-founder and Director of Graphic Works, an ethical design agency based in Bradford, West Yorkshire and for 20 years was Founder and Programme Leader of BA Visual Communications at Leeds College of Art developing a programme with an ethos of socially engaged design.