Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Sculpture at Venaria Reale near Turin

 Two pieces by Giuseppe Penone a the Venaria Reale near Turin. On the upper one a fingerprint appears on the water every few seconds. Set in restored formal garden of the Versailles type.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

I got out my shears and sculpted this box bush into a head for the Box and Gorse Monster in my garden. Behind is the Yew Monster which  I made ten years ago or so from an old yew hedge planted in 1926.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Blue and White Head

I used the remains of two old rusty buckets for this head and shoulders which stands about three feet high, one for the shoulders and one for the face.

Thursday, 22 March 2012

New Mushrooms for my garden

I made some mushrooms for the Scraptors exhibition at Stourhead last autumn and decided I would like some for my own garden. The stems are flue piping used for chimneys. the nearer ones are topped with bits of a barbecue and the further ones with stainless steel industrial lamp shades.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Morphy Richards vacuum cleaner to morph as sculpture

This is the remains of my new Morphy Richards vacuum cleaner which I will use as a head for a sculpture of a humanoid as it is suitably anthropomorphic. It is useless as a vacuum cleaner because the tube for conveying the dust to the cylinder curves inside the head and is therefore impossible to clear if it gets blocked which it will do sooner or later. I tried wrangling with Kand Co who sold it to me. They passed me on to Morphy Richards who told me to unblock it with wire. Believe me it is impossible. So Morphy will have to morph. It makes a good head for one of a little tribe of humanoids I will be making for a sculpture trail with my fellow artists of the Scraptor Sculpture Group at the Magdalen Project n 2012.

Monday, 9 January 2012

The Joust by Moonlight

A very mild winter with my first daffodil and aconites out about a month early. Even the moonlit nights are not frosty. This is the Joust in my sculpturemad garden lit by the moon.