The Chandelier series of paintings derive from research whilst Artist in Residence
at Bradford Museums and Galleries. Paintings and sketches of chandeliers developed
into allegorical works.
‘Atomic Playboy' refers to the Cold War - and threat of atomic bombs. Admiral Blandy,
commander of Operation Crossroads, undertook nuclear testing on the island of Bikini)he
stated that he was “not an atomic playboy” and was photographed celebrating the end
of the operation with his wife, and Admiral Lowry, cutting an atomic bomb styled
cake, together with Blandy’s wife sporting a similar confection as a hat.