'The jump'

'The jump'

Canvas print 40" x 26" now available at £590

The jump

Available as framed canvas print 

Red stag

Just finished my latest sculpture work. Red Stag which will is now available to order in cold cast bronze

Whippet sculpture

Now finished in cold cast bronze and available to buy £125

Animal locomotion

The first in a series of works celebrating animals in motion. 

New ceramics products

I'm delighted to present a new range of ceramics products using my artwork.

Artist-in-residence. University of Cambridge

I am delighted to have accepted the position of artist-in-residence at the Department of Veterinary Medicine.

I will be collaborating closely with research staff and students to develop a series of creative directions and artworks based on the current research interests of the department.

 

Portrait of my Father

Portrait of my Father  - Photogravure prints, each from an edition of 12 Sheet size 20" x 16" Plate size 10.5" x 8" Top row: G-clamp, outside calipers, child's trowel circa. 1969, scratch awl Bottom row: lacquer brush, wrench, spring dividers, tailors sheers

Portrait of my Father  - Photogravure prints, each from an edition of 12

Sheet size 20" x 16" Plate size 10.5" x 8"

Top row: G-clamp, outside calipers, child's trowel circa. 1969, scratch awl

Bottom row: lacquer brush, wrench, spring dividers, tailors sheers

In this series of eight photogravure prints, Piper explores memory, sentimentality and the semantic meaning of an object.  Piper's father was an engineer and his studio is full of his fathers tools, neatly arranged and ordered ready for work. This final selection from hundred of objects and tools expresses an aspect of personality, family relationship and memory.  The similarity of form between the feminine outside calipers and the more masculine spring dividers is a reference to the artist and his twin sister. The delicate simplicity of the lacquer brush speaks of gentleness and creativity, whilst the more powerful and aggressive forms of the G-clamp and wrench speak of trauma and control.

I'm constantly reminded of my father each day at the studio as I'm surrounded by my his tools, most of which are of the finest quality. I remember how he taught me how to use each one as a young boy. Faced with an engineering or build problem during my working day I will ask what would dad have done. Often I'm rewarded with an elegant, simple solution quite out of the blue. This is a very personal work about my complex relationship with my Father.

£160 print only £250 framed