A prolific period of work offering a range of concepts varying from images of an over-personal
nature to others extremely and cynically social-realist. 'Machine A.D.1965 - Function: Depopulation of
the World and the Degradation of Man'
was heavy stuff which considered the intentions of
the poet Louis MacNeice in 'Prayer Before Birth', and Huxley's 'Brave New World', of which
certain predictions have now become fact. Both the poem and the book show great concern for the
fate of the embryonic child and the probable genetic/scientific interference with its natural
state. 'Machine A.D. 1965...'
was one of a trilogy of works incorporating a death cast of a human foetus (a relatively uncommon
image at that time). The sculpture was a strong reinforcement of the above poetic and literary
predictions and was awarded 1st prize in the: 12th Open Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and
Sculpture in Wales.