Lorna and Stephen Kirin met at art college in 1986 and nurtured a friendship, our individual careers and respective family life.
By chance, 30 years later, they were united joyfully, having found themselves single again.
They now spend all of their time together, constantly looking at the world afresh and continuing to explore their individual art work too.
Lorna and Stephen have found that to work in collaboration has been the most natural thing in the world for them. Each piece surprises and fuels their passion.
Whilst drawing on individual strengths, they respond to each other’s marks and concepts. There is no room for preciousness nor ego in their methods. They find it important to preserve trust and absolute equality, as they pass each piece between themselves.
Through this, they have discovered an added shape to all their contexts, including their personal work.
Lorna and Stephen find that their collaborative working methods, though suffused with individual elements, are never about the individual.
In the two years of their new beginnings, their work has evolved rapidly and is still changing. They explore historical themes as they respond to their place in a timeline. Inspiration is drawn from the grand traditions of art, mythology, alchemy and so on.
They seek collective input at all stages to take them beyond themselves.