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Thursday, 15 November 2018

TIME AND TIDE CAST

I have been working on a new series of river casts this week. They are mainly of winged figures. This one below is a standing sentinel river figure without wings. I have patinated the plaster with a mixture of powdered earth pigments and other natural colours. This adds depth to the texture captured from the river bed. Time and tide is definitely captured in this figure. A preserved time capsule.
I am working towards having some river casts translated into bronze.


Tuesday, 13 November 2018

NEW WINGED FIGURE

This new winged figure is in progress in the studio. I cast the figure at the river last week. I had to leave the cast in the mud over night due to the tide rushing in. It worked well and the extra time leaving it allowed the mud to give a darker stain on the plaster. this adds to the depth of the piece. I have just cast the pyramid base. Will let it all dry out then consider how best to finish it.


HEAD/MASK

A good walk along the high tide line produced lots of interesting finds. This is the best.
An old broom head. Looking like a tribal mask. Will wait for it to dry slowly, then see what to do with it. Probably not too much as it's perfect he way it is.




Saturday, 10 November 2018

NEW SCULPTURE WITH EARTH PIGMENTS

Here is a new sculpture. 25cm high. A well worn piece of hard wood, found at the river.
I have coloured it with ocher and burnt umber pigments. This picks up on the texture the wood, and gives depth to the piece too. I like the idea of having 'traces of pigment'. Something often described on ancient artefacts. Another layer of narrative to a previous life.



Thursday, 8 November 2018

RIVER CASTING, LOW TIDE

An early start to the day today to catch low tide for some casting. Not early enough as the tide turned and re claimed some of the work before it dried and I could release it from the mud.
I will return tomorrow to see what effects time and tide have had.


Monday, 5 November 2018

ALDEBURGH DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2018

The Aldeburgh DocFest has finished now. It was a great event.
Very proud to have my sculpture awarded to Nick Broomfield yesterday for documentary film making. It will be flying back with him to L.A.

I have an exhibition running for all of November at The East Coast restaurant in Aldeburgh, in association with the festival.

 

Friday, 2 November 2018

MORE FLINTS

I am collecting quite a few flint stones now from the river. I have started incorporating them into sculptures. Maybe with some cast in bronze too will be interesting. Its an idea to develop.


Wednesday, 31 October 2018

DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL EXHIBITION

This morning I installed my exhibition at the East Coast Restaurant. It runs for the month of November, in association with the Aldeburgh Documentary Festival 2018.

I am showing 10 recent wall hung constructions and 4 new sculptures.

Hope you can make it along.



Tuesday, 30 October 2018

EARTH PIGMENTS

Now experimenting with natural earth pigments. Using them watered down on some sculpture.
Below a mix of yellow ochre. Adding some natural earth colour is an interesting development, will see where it leads.



Friday, 26 October 2018

PALMA

Just had a good 3 day break in Palma. Inspiring place to spend some time.




Friday, 19 October 2018

EXHIBITION IN ALDEBURGH

I have an exhibition coming up at The East Coast Restaurant in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, in association with the Aldeburgh Documentary Festival. It is from the 1st - 30th November. A collection of 10 recent constructions and 5 sculptures. Hope you can make it.



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