Friday, 20 July 2018

Horse's Head on duty with SSAFA

The Horse's Head was on duty again promoting SSAFA the armed forces charity. In June it was at Salisbury Cathedral this time at Tidworth Polo Club where the Brits played the American Forces at polo. The Royal Marine Band played.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Pyramids morph into a beast

The pyramids in the Scraptors sculpturemad garden have morphed into a humped Beast.

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Our frogs find a new home

These frogs are moving from the Scraptors' sculpturemad garden to be in a new nature themed  sculpture trail to be installed later this year at Lakeside Garden Centre in Wiltshire. Moby the Frog, above,  was made by Anthony in 2009 with mobile phone dummies . In the previous year he had made Frederick the Frog against a three week deadline for London Zoo. This was to publicize a world wide campaign to save amphibians. David Attenborough topped it above (see below).

Below Moby the Frog with another at the London Wetland Centre in the Love London Recycled Sculpture Show in 2009 which Anthony curated.

In 2011 the Frogs appeared with a Heron made by fellow sculptors Paul and Rachel at Stourhead, the National Trust landscape garden in Wiltshire as part of a sculpture trail. The tableau below represented one of Aesop's Fables: the frogs asked Jupiter to send a king to govern them and a heron was sent. But the frogs mocked the heron  So the heron ate the frogs.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

The Horse's Head resting between gigs

The Horse's Head is resting between gigs  after appearing at Salisbury Cathedral in June at an event commemorating World War 1 . It will appear again at Tidworth Polo Club in Wiltshire on July 14th when the UK Armed Forces will play the USA. It will be on the stall of SSAFA the charity that helps the armed forces. The match will be preceded by a parachute drop. The Horse is wearing a gas mask as was the case in World War 1. Follow link to the Rundle Cup below.

The Rundle Cup – 2018 – Tidworth Polo Club

Saturday, 30 June 2018

The Beast in the Scraptors' sculpturemad garden

                           Dave and Lola sheltering from the heat in our  heatwave.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

World War 1 Living History weekend at Salisbury Cathedral sculpture trail

We have sculptures on show over this weekend  with works by other artists as part of the World War 1 Living History event at Salisbury Cathedral Above and below In Memoriam showing a Tommy and a Horse in a gas mask.This was organized by SSAFA the charity for the armed forces and their families. The helmet is an actual First World War one.

Below our  Cannon . On the barrel on one side are lines from "Anthem for Doomed Youth" and on the other from "Magpies in Picardy" by Theodore Percival Cameron Wilson. Both were killed in World War 1. The Wire Tommy was made by the pupils of Rowde  CofE Primary School in Wiltshire

Below is our Gallipoli . The mural shows the cliff with a rock formation nicknamed the Anzac Sphynx . The boat represent the Allied evacuation after the disastrous campaign. The crutches were made for our sculpture trail at Stourhead, the National Trust property, commemorating the effect of the War on that community. Ebenezer Stone a stable lad made a bike for himself but lost both legs in the War, We commemorated him with a giant bike and these crutches.


Friday, 8 June 2018

Sculpture at Salisbury Cathedral

 .We put up some of our pieces at Salisbury Cathedral for a weekend event commemorating World War 1. This had been organized by SSAFA the charity that helps the armed forces and their families. Above is the cannon. On each side of the barrel are lines from the poem of two poets killed in the War. On one side are  lines from "Anthem for Doomed Youth" by Wilfred Owen and on the other from Magpies in Picardy" by Theodore Cameron Wilson, a cousin of Scraptor Anthony Wilson. The accompanying  Wire Tommy was made by the pupils of Rowde CofE Primary School in Wiltshire. Over the weekend there will be displays by military museums and re-enactments of trenches.