I thought I would try and take some photos on a bright moonlit night. Very difficult as I could not t see any image in my camera and just had to point and hope for the best. The body of the egret was the petrol tank of motorbike.
Monday, 12 December 2011
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Saturday, 8 October 2011
My Egret has come come home from the Scraptors Sculpture Trail at Stourhead. There it was in a large pond. In my garden it has to make do with a smaller one. The body was the petrol tank of a motorbike.
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
After a long Indian summer the leaves fall on the water round my Egret and it is time for the Beyond the Garden Gate sculpture trail of the Scraptors Sculpture Group to leave. We packed it all up yesterday with the help of an army of National Trust machines and helpers.
Friday, 23 September 2011
This is the view from Stoberry Park of Wells Cathedral and Glastonbury Tor. The garden with sculpture is open for another week as part of Somerset Arts Weeks. I lay on the grass to take this image of one by Ian Marlow.
Saturday, 17 September 2011
I have been adding to the Procession in my Field. An old wheelbarrow became another creature on the far left and a ventilation shaft a tall figure. I rushed out in a shower to catch the rainbow.
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
The Scraptors are resting a bit after installing a sculpture trail at Stourhead, the National Trust property in Wiltshire. Above my Hercules and Serpent . The Ancient Greek Boy Wonder dispatched them from his infancy. Below The Eye a joint work with my fellow Scraptor Paul Boswell. On the tree trunk a Chameleon by Scraptor Fiona Campbell. The trail continues through September.
Sunday, 28 August 2011
With my fellow Scraptors I have been busy installing the Beyond the Garden Gate sculpture trail at Stourhead the National Trust property in Wiltshire. This tableau refers to the Fable of Aesop in which the Frogs asked Zeus for a King. He sent a Heron but they mocked him. So Zeus sent a snake which ate them
Wednesday, 24 August 2011
With my fellow Scraptors I have been installing work at Stourhead for our Sculpture Trail which will be in place throughout September. This is my Egret meets a Creature from the Deep and my Giant Flying Barn Owl
Thursday, 18 August 2011
I helped Paul Boswell and Rachel Macleay collect their Horse from Horseworld near Bristol to take to Stourhead, the National Trust property in Wiltshire, where it will be in the Scraptors' Sculpture Trail Beyond the Garden Gate throughout September. The horsebox was decorated by Paul for a neighbour. Paul has wielded his brush on murals for clients in Shanghai and Helsinki as well as nearer places such as Bristol and London. You can see Rachel holding the Horse in place on the lifting gear.
Friday, 5 August 2011
This is my spider ready for the Scraptors Sculpture Trail at Stourhead Gardens throughout September. It will be advance on a trapped bug. the web 20 feet wide will hang between two trees at Stourhead. The body was an ironing board. I bent it head to make it vertical.
Monday, 25 July 2011
This is an old iron board about to become a spider in an eight metre wide web that will hang at Stourhead in Wiltshire in the Scraptors sculpture trail throughout September. It will be about to pounce on a trapped insect.
Monday, 18 July 2011
I have hung up my Barn Owl Flying made from a car fender found while I was walking the dogs. There was a heap of burnt out out car bits. This will be exhibited at Stourhead, Wiltshire in September with other owls by my fellow Scraptors in our sculpture trail round the woods.
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
I have revamped my Mythological Procession and this is how it looks from my bedroom. Until June 5th 2011 my sculpture garden is open to the public in the Wylye Valley Art Trail in Wiltshire.
Friday, 20 May 2011
Sunday, 8 May 2011
I went to Stourhead the National Trust garden in Wiltshire to measure the curtains figuratively. As part of a sculpture trail I am creating with my fellow members of the Scraptors Sculpture Group to be on show throughout the month of September 2011 I will make a giant spider like the one shown here I made for a client in Sussex. It will hang between these two trees at Stourhead pictured here. There are eight metres between the two trees
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
I have just completed the Long Necked Bird. Its neck is about four feet long. Busy making new stuff and improving the garden for my opening in the Wylye Valley Art Trail in Wiltshire that runs from May 28th to June 5th 2011.
Friday, 22 April 2011
There are sheep back in my orchard and the apples are blossoming in a very warm spring. This is my Egyptian Frieze. Sekhmet , Horus and Anubis walk in procession between pyramids.
Thursday, 14 April 2011
I saw this heron sculpture at Eastleach House in the Cotswolds. It gave me ideas for making a sculpture of a heron. With my fellow artists from the Scraptor sculpture group I am making a flock of herons to stand in a lake at Stourhead, the National Trust property in a sculpture trail that will be on show throughout September 2011.
Friday, 8 April 2011
The three of us are making a mural some forty feet wide at the back of my garden, a mixture of sculpture and mural. Paul does the painting. This will be on public view in the Wylye Valley Art Trail in Wiltshire from May 28th to June 5th 2011.
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
I am creating a mural which combines sculpture and painting with fellow artists Paul Boswell and Rachel Macleay in my garden. This is one section of it. It will extend about forty feet along a hut and fence. It will be on show in the open studio event of the Wylye Valley Art Trail from May 28th to June 5th 2011 in Wiltshire
Sunday, 27 March 2011
Paul Boswell, Rachel Macleay and myself set this tableau up in my field. According to Aesop's Fables the Frogs asked Zeus for a King to rule them. He sent a King Heron but the Frogs mocked him. So then Zeus sent a snake which ate them. Rachel and Paul made the Heron. I made the Frogs for the Love London Recycled Sculpture Show at the WWT London Wetland Centre in 2009 which I also curated. The Heron and Frogs will be on display in my sculpturemad garden from May 28th ot June 5th 2011 as part of the Wylye Valley Art Trail in Wiltshire and then in the woods at Stourhead, the National Trust property in Wiltshire the sculpture trail which Paul, Rachel, myself and Fiona Campbell, the four members of the Scraptors Sculpture Group are creating. The brief from the National Trust was to reflect aspects of the site and its history. The monuments of the Stourhead are steeped in classical mythology. There are also herons and frogs there.
Monday, 21 March 2011
I found the elephant like head - a piece from inside a car - some while ago abandoned on the verge at a service station on the M3 motorway. My artistic buddy Paul Boswell has painted it and around it. We are covering this hut and some fencing with sculpture and painting and it will be open for public view in my two acre sculpture mad garden in the Wylye Valley Art Trail in Wiltshire from May 28th to June 5th 2011.
Thursday, 3 March 2011
I had the idea ages ago of creating a Medusa's Head which one would see first in a mirror. You will recall that Perseus was obliged to cut her head off looking in a mirror to avoid being petrified. I have finally got round to it. This is on the door of a shed in my garden behind bushes. This and a whole lot more will be open in my sculpture mad garden for the Wylye Valley Art Trail in Wiltshire from May 28th to June 5th 2011.
Saturday, 19 February 2011
I have been upgrading a rather neglected part of my garden. I have made a new flower bed and made the gate from some bits of scrap iron in the skip outside a company. My garden will be open for the Wylye Valley Art Trail in Wiltshire from May 28th to June 5th 2011. By then the plants will have sprouted. A lady faces a unicorn. According to mediaeval legend unicorns were very fond of ladies.
Tuesday, 8 February 2011
With my collaborators the Scraptor Sculptor Group. I took my Frog to Stourhead, the National Trust garden in Wiltshire for a photo shoot. In September it will feature in an exhibition in the woods next to the lake
Monday, 7 February 2011
I have joined Fiona Campbell, Paul Boswell and Rachel Macelay to form a group which we are calling the Scraptors as we all make sculpture from scrap. We will offer themed landscape trails. This was our photoshoot at Stourhead, the iconic National Trust property in Wiltshire , where we have our first "gig", a sculpture trail in the adjacent woods. Here we pose in heron masks by the Heron made by Paul and Rachel.
Saturday, 29 January 2011
I made this head with two bits from the fronts of cars, one found beside the road and the other, the tongue, donated by a neighbour who had had a minor crash in his car. The head, thanks to its eyes, has a faintly native North American look to it.
Saturday, 22 January 2011
The Internet is a wonderful thing. I made Moby the Frog in 2009 for the Love London Recycled Sculpture Show which I curated at WWT London Wetland Centre. The image is to be used by BCS Recycling Specialists in a brochure being handed out at a medical industry conference in Anaheim California. The frog is covered with dummy mobile phones ones used for dislpay in shops. The mouth is a flipped over TV satellite dish.
Thursday, 13 January 2011
Work in progress for an Infant Hercules strangling a Serpent to be exhibited in the woods at Stourhead Gardens in Wiltshire in September. The exhibition, in which I will be collaborating with three other artists, will reflect the themes of the classical English romantic garden. This particular piece will pick up on the Classical mythology of the sculptures in the temples dotted around the lake.