October 29, 2011

Jae Rhim Lee: My mushroom burial suit | Video on TED.com

Here's a powerful provocation from artist Jae Rhim Lee. Can we commit our bodies to a cleaner, greener Earth, even after death? Naturally -- using a special burial suit seeded with pollution-gobbling mushrooms. Yes, this just might be the strangest TEDTalk you'll ever see ...

Are we underestimating the humble mushroom......

Jae Rhim Lee: My mushroom burial suit | Video on TED.com

October 16, 2011

Small Tools

Some good friends of mine gave me these small tools the other day. They are about 150mm in length. So far I have stripped them of the paint, patinated them and burnt the handles black. Still working on what to put on them but even by themselves they are pretty cute!

October 14, 2011

More pieces for the show in November

Cast elements in silver with paper green leaves. Blu tac very handy

Now the leaves are made with glass. No blu tac....

October 7, 2011

Green Spiky Spade

Another piece for the show. Made from copper which I have patinated with copper nitrate.

October 5, 2011

Making invites

For our invites for the show at Prospect Gallery we decided to make seed packets. The information we printed onto stickers and inside we have a mixture of seeds for people to plant, grow and enjoy.

Beer and pizza was involved....

Piles of invites. It was a little tedious as we had to do 700 of them but worth the effort I think.


October 3, 2011


I got these pitchforks at the markets a few weekends ago. They are going in the group show 'Room for Growth' I am in which opens next month.
Hay consists of many different types of grasses. This particular grass is called Bermuda grass. I have made them out of brass and them sandblasted them. Havent glued them in yet, still relying on the masking tape....

This pitchfork I have fungi growing out of it. Made from copper and I have just kept the colour from the heat used to make them. I keep making more and adding to it. So this is where I am at now. When do I STOP!!!! will I keep adding to it forever.....