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05 Dec, 2022
Making Bronze Swifts Sculpture for the Dyson Cancer Centre at RUH, Bath
When I was asked to create a sculpture for the new Dyson Cancer Centre at Royal United Hospitals Bath, swifts seemed the perfect subject. The project was made possible by the generosity of an anonymous private donor who wanted a sculpture in memory of his wife and a pair of swifts dancing in the sky seemed to hit exactly the right note.
29 Sep, 2022
Research Trip to Costa Rica
After a night in San Jose, we travelled to the Tortuguero National Park, a remote area in the rainforest on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. It is 51,870 acres and is one of the last large areas of tropical rain forest in Central America.
11 Aug, 2022
Research Trip to Skomer Island
Skomer Island is a national nature reserve off the coast of Pembrokeshire, renowned for its birdlife, and ancient settlement remains. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Protection Area. I've wanted to visit it for a long time as there is so much to see in this special place. For a tiny island - at only 1.5 x 2 miles - it packs a big punch!
18 Jul, 2022
Research Trip to Canada: National Parks
We drove very early one morning from Edmonton to Elk Island National Park for the day, to research bison. There was nobody around, so it felt like we had the park to ourselves. We went for a lovely walk through thick foliage, talking loudly so we didn’t startle a bison!
17 Jul, 2022
Research Trip to Canada: Ammolite
At the end of June this year, I made a long-anticipated research trip to Canada with Mrs Mackie. I've wanted to visit this fascinating country for a long time, to take in the beautiful landscape and the wealth of wildlife that make Canada a really inspirational place.
13 Jun, 2022
Monumental Hares at Hares of Hampshire Art Trail
I am delighted that one of my hare sculptures is part of the Hares of Hampshire art trail. So on 31st May, we all went down to Southampton for the unveiling of my Monumental Hares 2021 sculpture, which has been installed next to the John Hansard Gallery.