'Baggy Trousers' is a reflection on the elitism that runs through the sporting, in particular golfing, industry. Turning typical golfing attire upside down, it pokes fun at the stuffiness and inaccessibility of golf in contrast to the increasing accessibility of mini golf.
Humour and joy are a big part of life in Bournemouth, and this giant mouth allows the golf hole to laugh and smile with you as you play. The use of colour is quite calming, to help everyone have a relaxed and fun experience on the course.
We, as a race, are stimulated by mystery and the unknown. I would like to offer an enjoyable take on the question “Are we alone in this vast universe?” The aim is to have fun but also to question what is fact, what is fiction and what is it really possible for us to know.
“Think Pink” is about humans treating non-humans as equals, raising environmental concerns in an unexpected and surrealistic way. I have placed myself alongside two sheep in a unique fairy-tale way (a la Alice In Wonderland). To make this fun and kitschy I have matched the sheep to what I’m wearing, which is the colour pink, so we are all matching like best friends.
This piece is a re-imagined sandcastle made out of plastic bottles, raising awareness about littering and single-use plastic. The bright colours and abundance of bottles highlight the severity of pollution in our current climate crisis. Most of this litter ends up in the ocean, so the piece serves as a playful reminder to be a conscious consumer!
With pieces of fruit scattered around the green, my design centres around ideas of beauty and life. Using representations of papayas, figs, and oranges, my work pays tribute to the still life paintings of the Dutch Golden Age, to examine the rich symbolic potential of fruit to reflect the human experience.
Based around the leisure industry and the theory of play, Roley Holey Hippos is inspired by the classic game Hungry Hungry Hippos. Playing with the scale of the game leads the player to question the adult/child role. Globes dotted around the course become miniature biodomes, which depict all the 'overlooked' spaces that are surrounding you right now. They each show small details one might notice as a child exploring the area of Bournemouth for the very first time.
My sculptures are inspired by human body language and how the body expresses itself through different states of mind. Using aluminium as my material, I playfully show the body in simple 3D stick figures.
“Utensils” is a display of whisks and spoons in a binary code, where whisks are 0s and spoons are 1s. It experiments with the language of daily life, and wonders how the value of everyday objects can be transformed by displaying them in unexpected ways.
Approximately 15 million people use the yellow bus service every year to get from A to B. A series of soft sculptures of buses on Hole 7 act as a playful nod to this popular mode of transportation, and viewers are invited to engage with them to help get their golf balls to their final destination.
I have created a virtual ‘Mini Bournemouth’ for the players to travel through for Hole 17, with the ‘Welcome to Bournemouth’ bridge, acting as an entrance. The tapestry reflects the beach itself, showing both the sand and the sea, with images of the iconic Bournemouth beach huts.
The piece looks at how we reflect on the past, and how much our notions of truth are influenced by our surroundings.