It’s all about the light.

Illuminated wall panels, light sculptures, drilled light boxes, light art for dark places… there are many ways to describe this unique work. By hand-drilling thousands of small holes through sheet aluminium or wood, the piece is created.

When the drilling is done the panel is cleaned and a finish is applied. The finish can be anything from burning and waxing, painting, lacquering or very often liquid metal coatings.

The completed piece then needs its light source, usually LED strips or light sheet which are perfect for backlighting the work. The light shines through the holes illuminating the drilled areas and casting solid areas into shadow.

spring trees in bronze
spring trees in bronze (section)

 Light, shade and darkness. 

“My work is a voyage of discovery. I work at the point where art and design, man and machine meet. Intense drilling as an artistic technique is, as far as I am aware, a unique or at least extremely rare method of creativity.”

Drillworks are one offs, hand made and unrepeatable.