Final Week of Plastic Mountain

Lots of news in today’s blog post. It is the final week of Plastic Mountain in its current location – so if you want to see it in person, get down to West Norwood before this Friday (17th November)! The earth is nearly gone on it – it didn’t all erode, as actually Rammed Earth is fairly robust despite our recent rain. So we have been helping remove the earth and have been distributing it to various local gardeners, including the amazing local group Open Orchard.

Here are some shots of it “eroding” over the last couple of months:


We are hoping to move into a final ‘healing, hope and regrowth’ phase of the project if we get the permissions, so I’ll keep you posted on that. At the last Feast festival we ran an activity where children and adults could write message of hope and drawings about the plastic issue and add them to the sculpture.


In other news, I have just completed a new framed bronze. It is all about the amazing Neurotransmitter: Serotonin, sometimes known as the ‘happy chemical’. But as this work explores, Serotonin does so much more than just keep us happy.

Serotonin sculpture - a framed bronze of the molecule where each atom is represented by a small human figure.

You can view this on my website for more images and to find out all about it: Serotonin Sculpture

This is currently on display at Gallery Pangolin as part of the Christmas Cracker exhibition which is on now until the 19th December. If Gloucestershire is not convenient, I also have 3 of my molecular works on display at Pangolin London in Kingscross. These are part of their 15th anniversary exhibition Fifteen. These are on the level -1, so one floor down from the entrance and main Pangolin space.

Art and Science talk

I am honoured to be talking at PubSci this Wednesday. I have called my talk, Art and Science in an age of fear. I will be talking about neuroaesthetics from an artist’s point of view and how art can contribute to the public understanding and respect for science. I will also share my own experience as an artist deciding what projects to work on in our age of complex and existential threats.

more details on this even below

Warm regards



Peer reviewed drinking

For the final PubSci of 2023, we look at the relationship between science and art, and ask what role art can play in tackling climate change.

PubSci is delighted to welcome award-winning sculptor Briony Marshall who draws on her biochemistry background to create science-inspired sculptures and installations.

Good sci-art goes beyond simply illustrating a topic, it offers insights into the deeper meanings behind and implications of its subject matter. Blending an Oxford science background with a fine art training, Briony sees art practice as a form of research and asks what the artist practitioner can bring to a subject that goes beyond traditional scientific methodology.

So, is “sci-art” Science-As-Art or is it Art-As-Science? Is it possible to combine good art and good science without compromising either? Briony believes this is not only possible, it is essential.

For this talk, she will look at neuroaesthetics from an artist’s point of view and consider how art can contribute to the public understanding of, and respect for, science. She will also share her own experiences as an artist deciding what projects to work on in our age of complex and existential threats.

Join us upstairs at the Old King’s Head for an evening of scientific and artistic insights. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Book via Eventbrite by clicking on the button below.

Talks run for ~45 minutes and are followed by a Q&A session. The Old King’s Head has a happy hour before 7, and the kitchen serves excellent pub grub. The nearest tube is London Bridge (Borough High Street exit).


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