Sunday, 27 March 2011

The Frogs mock King Heron

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.

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