Several themes have preoccupied me over a number of years. Historical, geological, organic/geometric and still-life are those which predominate. Occasionally, other ideas develop tangentially, leading to, for example, a series of works related to the Golden Section and Fibonacci ratio.

The relief carvings on the Quayside at Newcastle are essentially illustrative; otherwise I try to find in the making of each piece of work a way to extend the visual possibilities available. For example, I like to combine within one piece of work three-dimensional, two-dimensional and relief elements. This can be seen in Sliced Peaches. In this case I used the machined surface of the stone to slice through the still-life peach. The remainder of the peach and its stone exist separately in real space. I find the illusory but tactile qualities of relief carving subtle and exploitaive.