Thursday, 28 November 2013

Creating with Creative Wiltshire

Anthony went on a ten mile walk and collaborative workshop with other artists organized by  Creative Wiltshire on a perfect winter day in the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty There are splendid views  and ancient woodland. The pond below is a rare surviving intact dewpond.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Bird Henge started

We have started on our Bird Henge. We have erected a giant Owl Idol in the Scraptors sculpturemad garden . The bird headed High Priests will be in procession towards it. The beak is a bonnet from a Volkswagen Beetle car and the eyes are the tops of patio heaters. The  Bird Henge will be beside a public path and we will create a circular  online ramblers trail, the Bird Henge Trail,which will pass by it.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

World War II Bridge?

Anthony has been doing research for the online circular ramblers' trail the Bird Henge Trail that will be created when we have built our Bird Henge near Stonehenge. Since he was a toddler, he has toddled across this bridge nearby. Researching for the trail he was curious about its origin. It has a bit of what looks like a rail set in the concrete. Railways were built in World War 1 to service local army camps but he was  told that this was a practice bridge in World War II in preparing for the invasion of Normandy.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

"Collide" at Crypt Gallery St Pancras Church London- stuff we like

This inspiring group exhibition continues at the Crypt Gallery St Pancras Church in London in a wonderful venue. A sewing machine below has been used for a sculpture. Anthony felt an affinity with this piece as he used a sewing machine in a similar way by adding a flint and gold paint (the bottom picture).   Collide continues for tow more days.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Cheeky Lion and Grinning Unicorn

Our next project a Bird Henge of giant birds to be added to the sculpturemad garden will be accompanied by an online circular Birdhenge Trail for ramblers  to go on the website of the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty   The AONB has given a grant to the project. We are researching the places of interest on the trail which will start and finish at the Prince Leopold pub in Upton Lovell in Wiltshire and go past Bird Henge (yet to be built by the Scraptors) Upton Lovell church has this 1717 royal coat of arms from the reign of George 1 with a lion sticking its tongue out and a grinning unicorn. There is also an effigy of a mediaeval knight.