Ian’s creative practice builds upon many years as an interdisciplinary academic/teacher/researcher/practitioner working in biodiversity conservation, environmental education, and anthropology. He is also a qualified cabinet-maker and teacher of traditional woodland crafts. In 2020 he retired early to explore human/nature discourses through narrative practice engaging with objects (natural and human-made), representation, and a wide range of processes. He is comfortable experimenting with almost any materials and ways of making; whether when ‘releasing’ exotic creatures (alebrijes) from driftwood, ‘getting a grip’ in his punning Touch of Clamp series, or ‘artifying’ other’s ‘objects’ (as in Ooops! his accidental mobile images project).