Thursday, 6 December 2018

Frogs go to Lakeside Garden Centre near Warminster Wiltshire


This is our first installation at the Lakeside Garden Centre in what will be a Nature themed sculpture trail round the lake and into a nearby wooded area.These two frogs illustrate the vast variety of frogs in the world which can be almost any colour. There are even blue eyed frogs. Frogs are threatened worldwide by a devastating fungus, pollution and habitat loss. Scientists regard them as the "canary in the coalmine" warning of ecological problems. (Canaries were placed down the mines to warn of dangerous gases.)

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Pyramids in the Scraptors' sculpture mad garden




We have installed in the sculpturemad garden the pyramids that formed one of the installations at Stourhead, the National Trust garden in Wiltshire. Our sculpture trail from 2015 to 2017 commemorated the effect of World War 1 on the community. The Dorset Yeomanry, in  which many local men served, fought in the Middle East and Gallipoli campaigns. In the top image are  two pyramids on which Paul pointed motifs from the memorials at Gallipoli. On the left the soldier bearing a wounded companion is the memorial to the Commonwealth troops. Ont the right is Cannakale, the monument to the Turkish troops. In the image immediately above are the red poppy the British emblem of commemoration and the blue cornflower the French equivalent. Below shows the Stourhead now placed with pyramids in the Egyptian Frieze which Anthony created ten years ago. The pyramids were all donated and made by Sureset a Wiltshire firm that makes permeable paving. (One of the sheep in the field was spotted trying to mount a pyramid to eat the ripe apples.)



Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Art in the Garden Hillier's near Romsey



These are some of the sculptures in "Art in the Garden" in the Hillier Gardens near Romsey on until October 14th. Above and immediately below sculptures by Ptolemy Elrington. Below some corvids by Michael Kusz and below that a cycling fish by Darren Greenhow. Lots more and still time to  catch it.






Friday, 28 September 2018

Prague is sculpture heaven


Prague is sculpture heaven. These are a few of them, Above is the memorial to the victims of communism a series of disintegrating humans by sculptor Olbram Zoubek. Below are three by the wacky David Cerny. Each layer of the silver head of Kafka rotates so that the head disintegrates then reforms  in reference to Metamorphosis. Below that some snakes in a wall. Lots of baroque sculptures too.







Friday, 31 August 2018

Visit to Messums Tisbury Wiltshire


This gallery is in a huge mediaeval barn and this exhibition "Wood" continues until September 9th.



Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Stanton Drew Circle and Fort Nelson, Sources of inspiration


Two different sources of inspiration visited this summer. Above an anthropomorphic  stone at Stanton Drew a little visited prehistoric stone circle in Somerset  and below some cannons in Fort Nelson near Portchester.



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.