After lecturing in the U.K for many years I went to live and work in Cyprus solely as an artist.
Once there, considering the comparatively unsuccessful 'Control'
exhibition back in London I needed to backtrack conceptually
in order to stand any chance of earning the necessary living. A great appreciation of the arts
and of the artist exists on that lovely island; yet I felt that the work I had produced over the
last few years would not be relevant to this differing situation. After producing the odd
pot-boiler to provide for our immediate needs - my wife is also an artist - I eventually came up
with a workable concept and produced some serious art. The resulting sculptures were
3-dimensional reliefs which in a lesser sense vaguely reflected Byzantine iconography; this was
achieved by using 20th Century formal ideas to effect a balance between the old and the new. The
titles of the works were in line with the symbolism of New Age ideas prevalant at the time.