We can start setting up on 27th, so I’m swapping my days in work so I can go in then. I hope I’ve got enough work. I’m going to go to a car boot sale and pick up some more books, the logs are finished except for the outsides.
Haven’t heard from Carl yet but as I have had a day off today I’ve worked on the logs and have nearly finished. Just need to put on a few more layers now, but I have to wait until the other layers are dry.
One of the other fellows has emailed me to say that Carl from the Williamson wants our email addresses so I guess he’ll want to meet up with us soon. I had better get a move on and finish the work.
I thought I was finished with the making of the work for the fellowship show but I think I need more for ‘Pores for Thought’, making 5-6 more. I also need more ‘Illegal Logging’ pieces. I’m sending three for an exhibition in America and I only had 10 completed ones in the first place, so I’ve been using my spare time up making more. I’d like about 15 but they take so long to make. About three weeks for each one, but it’s because they need to dry between layers or the loosen or worse still they fall apart. Once dry the are really solid and heavy but are really delicate when making them.
Pores for Thought statement
Britain’s native trees will be wiped out if we are not careful. Although they are usually replaced when they are chopped down the replacements are often non-native faster growing species. Our trees are beautiful and nature’s pattern is being wiped out and redesigned. It’s not just a shame to lose our native trees though, they often house wildlife who’s survival is dependant on that particular species. This work is inspired by the patterns formed by the pores in trees.