What are you working on currently?
I’m working on a new commission in Hackney to celebrate the Windrush Generation and their contribution to the UK, as well as their legacy here, in terms of people and culture. It will consist of two large bronze figures created from photographs, scans, and interviews with local Hackney residents linked to Windrush, as well as using the Windrush archive. The sculptures will be installed in the square outside the Hackney Town Hall, and so they have the potential to become an important feature of that area, and perhaps even something people will travel to see. There are lots of other projects on the go, with some exciting things coming up that I’m looking forward to being able to speak about publicly soon.
Are there any exhibitions on the slate for next year?
I’ll be showing in a group show about the magic of gold with a really exciting mix of artists at Arken Museum, Denmark, a little later this year. Plus, I’m working on plans for something else that could be big, but I can’t announce that just yet, especially with planning so difficult due to the pandemic.
And it’s great to still have work on outdoor exhibitions, particularly during the pandemic. “Reaching Out”, my 9ft sculpture of an imagined young woman, can be seen as part of The Line London sculpture walk throughout 2021.