UK based artist working in the public realm on commissions, residencies and collaborative projects. UK
The stainless steel frame for ‘da lightsome bouy’ can now really start to see and get a feel for the finished piece. We could roll it over so that it was sitting at the right angle.
Knocking off the ceramic casing. The first panels have been cast into bronze, exciting !sitting in the ceramic shells. There are 30 in total, 12 of which have been cast, the second batch of waxes have just gone back to […]
detail of the ‘lasses’ just leaving the hands to last, the tricky bit ! Took 6 panels back to the foundry, they are now waiting to be cast. Had to work out a method for doing the text, we decided […]
working on the wax panels to be cast bronze. put them together and saw the first emergence of how they will be as a sphere.
Starting drawing into the wax panels, nervous beginnings…..it is learning a new drawing language, exploring which tools make which mark. The wax is easier than I thought it would be to work into, helped by warm weather.my new tools. Decided […]
It is not really week 2, in fact there has been a while since the last post, work has been happening, mainly of the planning application, technical drawings and plans type of work. Yesterday was the day I felt that […]
More images from my last trip to Milwyn Foundry, the silicon moulds and the ceramic coating. They are getting on with making the steel framework at the moment and I am working on the final drawings and images for the […]
Bronze ingots !
Doing drawings for the planning application today. This is the site, in the snow in January with a 2m circle drawn, it is always amazing how things look so much smaller when taken out into the landscape.
week 1 in the process of making the buoy, after my visit to Milwyn last week, I have a better understanding of the process. The first stage for me though is to do the drawing on a 1:1 scale of […]
Da Lightsome Buoy, the selected sculpture. Fabrication of the 2m buoy will be starting now and the sculpture will be installed in September 2016. I will be working with Milwyn Casting to make the sculpture, the buoy will be cast […]
Return to Shetland………..I am back for one week to start the fabrication of the sculpture, it is also ‘Up helly Aa’ week which I shall talk more about later, so not a week for getting much work done as it […]