Sunday, 8 May 2011

New work started for the Trail

We have a few forthcoming events booked to show some of our work together, prior to the Stourhead Sculpture Trail.  The Sustainability Show in Taunton (19 June) and Frome Green Fair (10 July) are a couple of them.  Please come and see us there!

Fiona is  embarking on a new set of work for the Stourhead Trail, amongst other venues.  'Heron' is starting to take shape, after sourcing some interesting scrap steel forms for it.  I've rummaged for old tools, clambered over scrap heaps and filled a corner of my garden and studio, thanks to Pylle Motors and friends for kind donations of scrap steel, including a ton of horseshoes!

Still looking for recycled bottle tops, buttons and beads for my planned giant 'Chameleon'.   Made of steel, wire and colourful recycled materials,  it will hopefully be decorative and fun.   It has a few other venues booked, so an exciting Summer ahead!  Mid-construction, 'Chameleon' is due to go on tour to the Salvo Fair, Knebworth (24-26 June), where visitors can watch me making the structure!  The final decorative touches will be added by members of the public, together with me at the Larmer Tree Festival (15 July).  The effect will be hopefully vaguely mosaic and jewel-like (Gaudi-esque with a flavour of African beaded wirework).  The aim is to create further awareness and enjoyment of art and recycling.  'Chameleon' then tours to the Devon Recycled Sculpture Trail '11, and last but very importantly, it will be installed on a mossy fallen tree trunk overlooking one of Stourhead’s lakes.  This features as part of our Sculpture Trail in September entitled “Beyond the Garden Gate”.  Though contemporary in style, it will reflect its surroundings, and be reflected by them.

Any contributions of colourful bottle tops, buttons and beads much appreciated.  Thanks for donations already recieved!  Fiona

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