Thursday, 3 February 2011

Forging ahead

Several months have passed since Stourhead (National Trust Estate) first raised the possibility of our group creating a circular sculpture trail at Stourhead entitled 'Beyond the Garden Gate'.  Various site visits, meetings, designs and much discussion have finally led to our Trail being given the go ahead.  Yay... all very exciting!  We decided it would be fun to have a brand name and this week 'Scraptors' came into being.  Just to push the boat out (and have a dip in the lake - a bit silty as Rachel discovered...) we made some Heron masks and had a PR photoshoot with the help of vj Jack's fantastic photography skills (of  - see our photos below.  

Heron - Paul Boswell/RachelMacleay

Frog - Anthony Wilson

Flower  detail - Rachel Macleay

Flora amongst bulrushes - Rachel Macleay

Cocoon - Fiona Cambell

                                                Posing as Herons with Heron and Frog

The plan is to create a series of sculptures which will explore themes connected with Stourhead, the story of the garden, the Hoares, the iconography of the temples and grottoes, wildlife and flora.  Some will be collaborative and some will be made by us individually.  Here are a couple of designs so far:

Bacchus crouching beside the lake, chasing a maiden/nymph - Paul Boswell

Arched forms, which will meet and entwine in a nest structure over the wooded path - Fiona 

Now for the real stuff of making...  Watch this space!  

1 comment:

  1. hello,
    my name is Isabelle Woodward im a year 12 a-level student at frome community college, at the moment for my creative and media course, we are organising a event(s) to bring the community together and showcase local talent. i was wondering if you or any of your members would be interested in doing a workshop or having a stall-esque thing to show/sell your work, at our event.
    the dates for the event are the 29th of June to the 1st of July with the 1st of July being the main event day
    if your interested my email is
    thank you very much for taking the time to read this.