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.