Shorlisted for the Arts@CERN COLLIDE International Award
I am absolutely thrilled to have recieved this news today. Below is the video entry which managed to catch the eye of some of the judges. I hope you enjoy it.
After months of application writing, trouble shooting kinetic pieces, travelling, meetings, missed trains, budgeting and laboriously trudging my way through to do lists I have begun to feel less and less like an artist. I have been yearning to get back in the studio, sketch the ideas that have been niggling at me and touch materials once more. Being in touch with the skills which bring you alive is important. I long to craft crystal forms, carve ice, mould porcelain and chip away at stone. That time is near but today I had confirmation that all my 'non-artistic' efforts have not been in vain. I have been shortlisted out of over 900 applicants for the Arts@CERN COLLIDE International Award. I feel honoured to be part of such a select group of hard working, established and well respected artists. So thank you CERN. I would also like to say a big thank you to all my friends, family and colleagues who pick me up when I'm down and keep me on the right path when I begin to doubt myself. Knowing that what I do touches people makes it all worth while.