A commentary on current work
I recently exhibited two 3 metre ladder sculptures at a woodland venue close to the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol. The white ladder is called Cloud Gazer. It is made of pine and has a white finish. It was inspired by the sub-tropical Echium plant in Cornwall. The second sculpture is called Ritual Ladder, it is made of oak with a bright shiny green finish. It was inspired by the ceremonial ladders of New Mexico. Both sculptures looked appropriate in the woodland setting.
Name: Art and Sculpture in the Woodland
Venue: Woodland area close to Bristol's Clifton Suspension Bridge
Date: 14th & 15th October, 2017
There was a party in the evening to celebrate the 20 artworks installed in this magical setting with food and drink, live music and performance.
Special thanks to the Patron, Lord Bath, the Curator, Jasmine Evans & the Sponsor, A.A.A.
Cloud Gazer Ritual Ladder Woodland Party Cloud Gazer @ night
I created a larger male torso in yew and the small pieces of wood that were left over from this sculpture I made into two smaller male and female torsos. The male torso has articulated arms and the female sculpture with the pigtail has been scorched and polished with balm. Yew is one of the slowest growing hardwoods in the UK and is now a protected tree.
Pablo's Centaur Toy.
This is one of a series of imaginary Artist's Toys that I have created. I have selected some famous 20th Century Artist's work that have intrigued and inspired me to make this group of sculptures. This is a small play worn wooden pull-along Centaur toy with metal wings (play worn is a traditional antique term for used toys)
Material used: wood, metal, iron nail & string.
The Matchbox Cinema piece was one of a series of three selected for an exhibition at Bath Spa University called 'The Matchbox Museum'. I made a total of twenty individual pieces. The materials I used to make these pieces consisted of electronics, paper, card and aluminium. Professor Julian Gough helped me to make the electronic circuits.