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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.



Friday, 12 October 2018

SHADOWS

The sun is out this morning, casting some interesting shadows from recent work. Gives a new dimension and poignancy to the sculptures.




Wednesday, 3 October 2018

CONSTRUCTION

Here is a new wall hung construction. A collage of found elements from local boat yards. No colour, shape or form added. I like crossing over from sculpture to relief wall hung work.



Sunday, 30 September 2018

CORRECTION

I stand corrected. It was a hen harrier I saw this morning. Just checked on line, and I remember seeing a distinctive white stripe across the base of the tail. A very beautiful bird.

OUTDOOR STUDIO

This morning I was at my outdoor studio searching for new pieces for sculpture. Last day of September and the weather was perfect. Very still and bright. Saw lots of bird life on the mud flats. A red kite flew right by me as I was leaving. Gathered some very interesting pieces of wood and flint. My outdoor studio never disappoints.





Saturday, 29 September 2018

BOAT

This is a great old boat from todays visit to the yard. In need of some attention. Great texture and colour.

BOAT YARD FIND TODAY.

Had a good morning hunting through the boat yard this morning. Collecting fragments to use in wall hung constructions.
Picked up this very small fragment of copper which forms a perfect profile.



LOW TIDE, ELM

Here is a very recent river cast. Mounted on an elm base. Interestingly lots of the wood I collect is elm. Used as it has great resistance to rotting in salt water. It also happens to be my favourite type of wood. It has the most interesting grain, almost reflecting the ripples and flow of the river.



Thursday, 27 September 2018

RIVER CASTS

Below are 2 recent river casts, taken from wooden sculptures made from pieces of wood found on the location where I made the casts. This way of working is interesting as it forms a cycle of creation from the original found piece of wood, sculpting it in the studio, then returning it where it was found to make a plaster cast at low tide.
This captures a moment in time and gives the human form layers of time and tide.




Sunday, 23 September 2018

LARGE BRONZE

I have just installed a large bronze commission for a collector in Suffolk.

It is sited in a wonderful location in their grounds in woods. Really good to connect my work to the landscape, close to where I gather the wood and material that I use.

The bronze is 105cm high patinated with the subtle tones of the wood it was cast from. With burnished bronze coming through where there are chisel marks.
The piece is mounted on a re claimed oak post.







Thursday, 13 September 2018

GUARDIAN at ARTSPACE

Guardian. Showing now at ARTSPSACE Woodbridge. Runs until the 19th September.


 

EXHIBITION

I have 12 recent Sculptures showing in a group show in Woodbridge at ARTSPACE.

The exhibition runs from
14th Sept - 19th Sept 2018
64 Thouroughfare, Woodbridge IP12 1AL


Tuesday, 21 August 2018

LARGE FLINT

This is a large flint, left high and dry on the flood plane. Reed beds cut back, landscape exposed.

RAINBOW

The rain passing during work on location at my outdoor studio.

RECENT RIVER CAST

I have been working hard at my outdoor studio. Casting figures. Below is a recent mother and child cast. The mud was a perfect consistency for casting, even through the rain I am pleased to say.




Mother & child. 2018

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

BRONZE CASTING

My large bronze was cast at the weekend at the foundry. Probably on the hottest day of the year. 35 degrees outside, even hotter inside. Tom and the team did a great job.



Saturday, 30 June 2018

BLUE MOON construction


This is a new small construction I made recently. Incorporating found elements from local boat yards and a river cast figure.


Saturday, 16 June 2018

SMALL FIGURES

I have recently been working on a series of small fragment/splinter figures. Groupings are interesting as they have different dynamics and relationships depending on the positioning. Something I will continue to explore.


RIVER CASTS

Here are 3 new river casts of sculptures. I have started using a different coloured plaster in some work. It links well to the brick works which used to be on the river where I do the casting. They were in existence during Roman times, so I feel these works resonate with the historical context of the location where they are created.


Saturday, 26 May 2018

EXHIBITION

I have an exhibition of new work at the end of June at Wyken Vineyards. There will be 15 new works on show. Here is a detail photo of one of the wall hung pieces using some elements found at the Vineyard.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

WORK IN PROGRESS

Some work in progress in the studio. I usually have a few pieces in progress so I have something to react to when I come into the studio in the morning.




Sunday, 29 April 2018

BRONZE

This is one of the new bronzes now showing at the Alde Valley Spring Festival. I have the first 4 bronzes on view. They are pieces relating to the on going Tide&time series.

Boat People. Bronze ed.6

NEW WORK

Some images of new work. Very busy working towards an exhibition coming up at the end of June. The Alde Valley Spring Festival is going well, and runs until the 20th May. Where I am showing among other pieces my first 4 bronzes.
Couple. Dark river oak from the river Alde.
 


A new wall hung construction.

Two figures. 'Siblings', as they are from the same piece of wood.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

NEW FLINT

This is a really interesting flint I found at the river yesterday. There is a mixture of chalk and flint. Form and colour that I would like to incorporate in river castings.
Now the exhibition is up and running at the Alde Valley Spring Festival I am planning in some more time at my outdoor studio.


Monday, 16 April 2018

FROM THE STUDIO

Here are some photos from the studio. Lots going on. Not much room to move at the moment. Perhaps a Spring clean is in order. But sometimes the chaos suggests ideas. It is making Francis Bacons studio look well ordered at the moment.
I am thinking of adding a large covered area to the side of the studio, where I can work in plaster. This seems a good idea. Will be for the summer months though.







Saturday, 14 April 2018

Thursday, 5 April 2018

DETAIL

A detail photograph of a recent sculpture of a couple. Both figures are made from the same piece of river wood, very hard oak.


STUDIO

Busy in the studio. Getting ready for the Alde Valley Spring Festival which opens on the 21st April.
I will be showing a number of new sculptures and 4 new bronzes.

A small area of the work bench.

Some old fencing wire found recently.

Detail of a very large river cast.

Work in progress of a new family group.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

FLINTS

I have cleaned the flints I found at the river. Some really interesting forms to work with.


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