Friday, 31 July 2009

The Greeneyed Monster

The Silver Eyed monster part 2. I was emailed with a question as to what the Silver Eyed Monster looked like when it was Green Eyed. It looked exactly the same except that it eye was copper turning green This shows him in his temporary black eyed stage back in February when I had removed the copper eye, a cymbal, that was poisoning one of the bushes in the yew hedge with a steady drip of copper.
I had also poisoned a whole lot of indoor plants including a giant Monstera (cheese plant) by incorporating small sculptures stuck on to copper tubes into the soil. (The tubes were only used because they were handy.) The poisoning inside and out took about six years and became manifest at the same time . Monstera, the Yew Monster and all the others have made a full recovery on removal of all copper.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

The greeneyed monster has become a silver eyed one. Yesterday more time sorting garden. I restored an eye to the Yew Monster. It had a copper cymbal as an eye - to become a green eyed monster - but after six years the neck began to wither and I was advised it was being poisoned by the copper. Its removal has led to the hedge recovering. So now it has a hubcap for an eye.

One of the sculptures , made by young offenders in Bristol, on show in the Horsepower exhibition at Horseworld near Bristol, has started to fall apart after a few days through over enthusiastic audience interaction. It is agreed to move it into the workshop for greater superivision. It is mainly papier mache and delicate.

My fellow curator Caroline Read may have found a sponsor to transport the rearing life sized horse of Dean Williams to the Horsepower Exhibition. The horse has starred in the local media including the BBC in Leicestershire and we hope we can get it to Bristol and attract similar interest. Dean sends me a copy of article in Leicester Mercury which shows him with the horse. It does look spectacular.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Volkswagen Man

My first blog. I am almost on holiday after a frantic few weeks setting up exhibitions and meeting deadlines for commissions. I managed to start tidying up my garden and this sculpture reappeared from being almost buried in the shoots of the lime tree. My garden is full of such creatures.

For one of the exhibtions which I am curating Horsepower at Horseworld near Bristol, Dean Williams rang to say that he was proceeding well with his rearing life sized horse covered with old CD's.

I spend a lot of day on computer. A bit of marketing. I am looking for a venue of a sculpture to be filmed for a TV programme. I was approached by a film company that is pitching - they wanted a wacky sculptor to appeal to primary school children and I am just the man .This is only a project so far but these things hapen at last moment and fast if they do. Best to be prepared. I make eyes at various stately homes open to public.

Volkswagen Man has eyes of VW hubcaps as well bonnet and boot.