On May the 19th me and my assistant Dasha came to Broomhill to install the Rock garden… Thank you Rinus, Anika and Paul for a very warm welcome, much help with installing, delicious dinner and fantastic stories you shared!
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After an intensive weekend applying the last touches and the protective sealer on the figure, I put my sculpture into my car on Tuesday 19th May, and headed down to Muddiford, Broomhill Art Hotel. What a warm welcome with tea […]
Great two days finally installing ‘Viewpoint’ at Broomhill. Many thanks to Rinus and Aniet for their wonderful hospitality and for making us so welcome. 7 hour trip from Norwich with sculpture securely strapped in. Installation went smoothly with help from […]
photo diary of recent days loaded and ready for 7 hour journey to Broomhill
Final stage assembly of the cast aluminium sections being welded together. One final to stage to go – completing the surface and its patina.
Here are shots of the London Bronze Casting foundry team casting Sentinel in aluminium.
It is exciting to see how my rock garden is growing… Six sculptures are ready and just a few more are on the way. Each rock is a journey: choosing rock, making cast, “reading” it’s form, creating visual lines, which […]
Sculpture progressing well. Now completely free-standing and surprising everybody of its deceptive interior space. Once inside you feel enveloped by the steel structure and separated from the surroundings …. Just as I had hoped for. The delicate decisions of where […]
Further selection of images updating progress of ‘Viewpoint’
Hi, Sorry for the lack of posts in the last two weeks, unfortunately my mother-in-law, Pat has, sadly passed away after a long illness… she will be greatly missed. I would like to dedicate this to her. Pat shared my […]
Yesterday I had a wonderful day out visiting Broomhill Sculpture Gardens and meeting Rinus and his delightful team at Broomhill Art Hotel. Rinus made some time and showed me around his stunning sculpture gardens and we found a space where […]
A view of my hell kitchen, where life is infused into a future goddess. The work is intense, but I’m happy how the piece for the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize is coming along. Adding material and filing back to find […]
Ahhh! I waited a long time for this moment. Against all odds, the sculpture did fit into my car!! And it fits into my studio. Just about! Just enough space to put my hand between the top part of the […]
Form now complete. Ready to have supporting columns added. Crucial day coming up on Wednesday marking out and cutting apertures.
After discussing the shape of the metal structure and its fixture to the stand on Wednesday, I returned on Friday, 24th April, to Honeyring LTd – CNC Polystyrene. We inserted the metal structure into the Polystyrene form and Nick and […]
A busy week! On Wednesday 23 April I went to see the Welder Steve Bate in Horton Heath, Eastleigh Hants. Pure Bliss! Judge for yourself from the pics below! How often do you get greeted by a curious free roaming […]
I finally finished the main steel body of the sculpture today. The most challenging part of this was creating two joints in the structure that would allow me to take the sculpture apart for transport, but be very strong when […]
A huge thank you to Andrew Hill, director of Notcutt who have agreed to sponsor my piece by providing a large amount of the Jesmonite products, that will cover the core structure (Jesmonite components, quadaxial fibreglass matting, pigments, sealer). W […]
I went to see my sponsor yesterday, CNC Polystyrene, to see how they were getting on with the milling of my sculpture. What do you want first, the good news or the bad news? Good news is, half the figure […]
Very interested in Robert Macfarlane’s new book ‘Landmarks’ and why he champions the importance of language to our continuing connection and understanding of the natural environment So much of his writing resonates with me in my own work. He writes […]
Over the past weeks, the construction and creation of Sentinel in wood has been completed, with in-the-making changes evolving and taking effect. An essential part of the making – as Sentinel is not a simple scaling-up of the maquette but […]
Finishes. While I’m waiting for my polystyrene to come I think about the next stages. I have chosen the outer material to be Jesmonite, because it is water based and far less toxic then fibreglass. Because I can work it […]