Friday, 20 April 2018

Cannon for Salisbury Cathedral precinct June 8th to 10th 2018

We were asked by SSAFA the charity that helps members of the armed forces and their families to show some of the sculpture from our Stourhead World War I themed sculpture trail. This will be at a big event, organized by the charity, in the precinct of Salisbury Cathedral from June 8th to 10th. World War 1 will be the theme. Five military museums will have displays. There will be re-enactors and reconstructed trenches, For the Salisbury event we have added lines to the cannon from works by two poets, both killed in the War in 1918, Above are lines from "The Anthem for Doomed Youth" by Wilfred Owen. On the other side "Magpies in Picardy" by Theodore Percival Cameron Wilson who happens to have been a relation of Anthony one ot the Scraptors. Below Paul  adding the lines.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Spring at last in the Scraptors sculpturemad garden

     Spring at last. The yellow forsythia is three weeks late. Below is the garden three weeks ago.

Friday, 2 March 2018

The snow hits the Scraptors' sculpturemad garden on the second day of spring

 It is supposed to be the second day of spring but a cold front from  the east called the Beast from the East and a storm from the south called Emma mated so to speak and  brought snow, bitterly  cold winds and havoc to the country but was a photographic  opportunity in the Scraptors sculpturemad garden.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Further dismantling of our sculpture trail at Stourqrhead

Further dismantling of our sculpture trail at Stourhead "Stourhead will never forget". This commemorated the effect of World War 1 on the community.One of our installations commemorated Harry Hoare, the heir to the estate. We created an Edwardian nursery to celebrate his childhood at Stourhead. He was killed in Palestine in December 1917.Above Rachel and Paul pull uphill the toy car from the nursery. The carousel in the nursery remains for a few more days.Bottom photo shows the central panel of the dismantled mural which commemorated Gallipoli where any local men fought. There was a rock formation   nicknamed the Anzac Sphinx. We may be showing some of the picees from Stourhead at other public venues in the summer.