My practice is a stimulating mix of skills and approaches that question how the world is put together in terms of energy, forces, form as filtered through human perception. Learning through materials, I create sculpture (glass, paper, plastic, metal) and use photography, film and printmaking to investigate areas where man and nature intersect. Often this process incorporates periods of research into scientific concepts, collaboration or site-specific work.

Currently, I’m investigating the force of gravity – how we understand it through physics and its effect on our sensory system as studied by neuroscience. Inevitably, gravity also influences our perception of time and reality. I am attracted to elastic and semi-transparent materials that record bending, stretching and tension.

With a background in graphic design and glass making, I teach from my studio, exhibit regularly and work to commission.

www.pettibone.co.uk