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Thursday, 14 February 2019

SEA WORN

This is a new small sculpture. Mother and child. Form becomes very interesting when it is peppered with holes. By chance the holes on the smaller figurer describe the features of the face. This is nature at work, and a happy accident. I will be working on more figures using this sort of starting point. Will be interesting and a challenge to translate into bronze at some point.



Wednesday, 6 February 2019

BRICK HEAD

Had a good walk yesterday. Coastal erosion is uncovering all sorts of material. Here is an old paving brick, perfectly worn into a sculptural head. The eyes are mortar left in the recesses. Thought it looked very like a Brancusi sculpture. Think I will mount it on a teak base.




Thursday, 31 January 2019

SUNLIGHT

Early morning sunlight casting a warm glow on a recent couple sculpture...



ALIVE IN THE UNIVERSE - CAROLINE WISEMAN

Here is Caroline Wiseman with a sculpture I donated to Alive in the universe. Take a look at Carolines website for more details. www.carolinewiseman.com




Wednesday, 30 January 2019

BUSY STUDIO

Very busy in the studio. Lots going on and lots of new pieces of wood to contemplate. Working on groups of figures at the moment. Would be good to have more space.






Wednesday, 16 January 2019

HOLES

I am currently working on a series of figures using coastal wood that has been eaten by worm. Pieces of ships timbers in oak, reduced to a series of honey comb pieces. Creates a very interesting dimension where the holes become as important to the form as the oak itself.










Tuesday, 15 January 2019

SNAPE LIGHT

Good walk yesterday at Snape, along to Iken. Very strong light with dark clouds giving dramatic contrast. Pablo enjoyed it and I found two pieces of muddy river wood.

Sunday, 13 January 2019

COLLECTION OF WOOD


Yesterday I had a good morning at the river and along the coast collecting small pieces of wood. I want to build up a collection of small figures to mount together in a collective group. Lots of sorting and drying to be done.
As there have been some very high tides recently and quite wild weather I managed to find some very interesting pieces.



FRAGMENT FIGURES

I have added to the series of fragment figures. All pieces of wood gathered at the river. All one type of wood. The dark wood making a contrast to the plaster bases. I would like to cast a series of these in bronze some time. With bright polished bases and dark patinated figures.




Sunday, 6 January 2019

PEOPLE and PLACE

This is a recent sculpture. I wanted to create a sense of the movement of people and community. Relationships and place. Fragments of gathered wood along the coast.






NEW YEAR SCULPTURE

Happy new year. Hope 2019 will be a good one for all.
This is a new sculpture, part of a series of winged figures. Taking flight. Wood gathered from he river Alde and plaster base. Hope to explore this theme further into 2019.






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