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Wednesday, 28 November 2018

BEACH HEAD

A very wet and windy morning on the beach. The elements were definitely in full force. I was out gathering some rusty metal wire that had washed up. Also pocketing a few pieces of interesting wood. This piece caught my eye. A ready made profile. One for the pocket.



CHRISTMAS SHOW at CAROLINE WISEMAN

I will be showing some of my work at the Christmas Show at Caroline Wiseman Modern and Contemporary in Aldeburgh. Opens on the 1st December. For more info, Aldeburghbeachlookout.com




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.


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