Monday, 22 December 2014

Scrap sculptures for Bournemouth

We have just received confirmation of a  commission in February 2015 to make three sculptures with recycled materials,such as those thrown out by the average household,. There will be  a competition in Bournemouth schools to be run by the Council. We will choose the winning designs and make the sculptures which will go on display before being given to the winning schools. The theme will be the sea.

 Above is a  monster which Paul and Rachel made with plastic bottles and exhibited  in 2011 in a lake at Stourhead, the National Trust property in Wiltshire.

And we have been offered a potential project with a wildlife reserve. Father Christmas has come a little early.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Birds of a feather flock together at Bird Henge

 Our Bird Henge is attracting more birds. The one above has just landed and the Black Bustard below  a couple of weeks ago. The beak of the one above is the front lamp of a Peugeot Valeo found  by the road. The horses inspect each new arrival and nudge them.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Last week for Anselm Kiefer in London

Anthony has long been a fan of Anselm Kiefer and this was a must. There is one more week left to see the exhibition at the Royal Academy in London.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Selfie in shadows on Salisbury Plain

Anthony's selfie while walking the dogs on Salisbury Plain. The shadows on the side are of some trees on top of a prehistoric mound

Friday, 17 October 2014

Unstoppable Spirit

 We are busy one way and another.Some Bristol students are making a ten minute documentary about us. Paul has given an interview to Sensa Nostra  a Berlin  based online  magazine and has been asked to do an exterior mural for a local tourist board in Wiltshire.. Anthony is busy creating an online Bird Henge Ramblers' Trail. And he was in London where he saw these recently installed sculptures Unstoppable Spirit  on the South Bank.He also visited the Imperial War Museum t o look at the paintings of the First World War to get ideas for our Stourhead project of installations to commemorate the Great War. The last image is of the atrium of the IWM.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Paul takes a trip to Berlin

Paul has just returned from a trip to Berlin , where he had a stall at the Signs Of Dexterity art market . The event was over three days with over seventy artists from all over Europe showing their works.The event was housed in the huge Greenhouse building in Templehof which is a disused office building . Over the three days there were also gigs and performances.Overall it was a fantastic event with lots of visitors. The picture above shows Paul manning his stall which he shared with the Irrational Media Society (a DIY record label based in Birmingham) .
Paul stumbled across this weird shop that was full of old analogue music and computer equipment. In the window were bizarre sculptures made from the detritus within ...this creature is like some of Paul's creations .

One of the odder buildings to be found on the streets of Berlin.
For more info about Signs Of Dexterity Art Market please go here :
and for The Irrational Media Society go here :

Monday, 29 September 2014

Sites chosen for Stourhead installations

We went to Stourhead the National Trust landscape garden in Wiltshire to discuss with the management the sites for the installations to be be placed over the next two years to commemorate the effect of World War 1 on the Stourhead community.  The site above, the western branch of the main lake was chosen for the floating installations. There will  be convalescent soldiers and a band. Below  will be the site of  the Giant Bike. Ebenezer Stone, a Stourhead stable lad, made his own bike before the war but lost both his legs in the conflict. The bike will lean against  the railing.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Christ by Chomo in Milly-en-Foret near Paris

                       Near  Cocteau's house  in the church is this statue of Christ by Chomo.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Sculpture sites at Stourhead

We went to Stourhead,the National Trust estate in Wiltshire,to look at possible sites for installations to be placed from 2015 to 2016  to commemorate the effect of World War 1 on the community.We came across this monster in a remote corner .

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Pyramids and camels planned for Stourhead in World War 1 project

We went to Stourhead,the National Trust estate in Wiltshire, to discuss the project to commemorate the effect of World War 1 on the community with five installations by the Scraptors. The installations will be put in  from February 2015 over two years.This is one of our preliminary drawings.. Many of the local men joined the Dorset Yeomanry which fought at Gallipoli and in Palestine. Camels were used for transport. The off duty soldiers in Egypt naturally visited the pyramids at Giza near Cairo.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Summer returns to Bird Henge

    Summer has returned to Bird Henge now completed. We are busy planning  our next project -  installations at Stourhead to commemorate World War 1. We have also  been approached by a city council to do a sculpture project that will encourage recycling. We are preparing too for exhibiting at One Planet Sunday, a Green event on September 14th in the Cheese and Grain at Frome in Somerset.
      Bird Henge can be seen from a public footpath between Heytesbury and Knook in the Wylye Valley Wiltshire. There will shortly be an online Bird Henge ramblers trail to take in the Henge and a circuit in the surrounding countryside which will be available through the website of the Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The AONB gave a grant to the project.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Sarsen stone Rabbit near Avebury a found object sculpture

In the afternoon sunshine this Sarsen upright in the Avenue near Avebury looks remarkably like the head of a rabbit. Anthony was there recently. A day of unusual sights. Pagan rituals  - see below celebrations of Happy Lammas - and a crop circle.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Bird Henge completed

 We have now completed Bird Henge except a few tweaks. We will now create and online Bird Henge Ramblers' Trail which will go on the website of the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The AONB gave a grant towards the cost of the project.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

End party at the Litterarti exhibition at Trinity Centre Bristol

We went to the end party at the Litterarti party at the Trinity Centre Bristol where we exhibited with other artists such as Jole Calvert seen above with his masks and below wearing one. The bottom picture is of the Aluminium Fox by Jethro Brice.

Monday, 4 August 2014

The Litterarti Recycled Sculpture Exhibition at the Trinity Centre Bristol

 We set up some exhibits in this group exhibition of recycled sculpture which will be on show until Saturday August 9th. There is a programmed of workshops.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Back on the Farm

                                           Paul is busy organizing his exhibition in Bristol.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Litter arti Bristol

We are looking forward to exhibiting at Litterarti Exhibition in Bristol. We will show a giant raven outside in the garden at the Trinity Centre and some small birds and other mantelpiece sculptures inside.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

High Priests at Bird Henge

        We have made  High Priests for Bird Henge to  process towards three bird themed totem poles.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Stourhead Project advances

The National Trust at Stourhead has received news of a successful bid for a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to finance a collaborative venture for installations to tell the story of the effect of World War 1 on the Stourhead community  The Scraptors will be holding  workshops  and creating five installation in the estate which will be visible from  public paths.The illustration show one of our ideas for an installation which will refer to the convalescing soldiers who were allowed to row on the lake. The installation will not be on this lake but on another in the wider estate - no question of marring the classic view of the world famous eighteenth century landscape garden.  We are planning also floating a pontoon with a band of musicians to commemorate the concerts held for the wounded soldiers.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Barn Owl lands at Bird Henge

                       We have installed a Barn Owl at Bird Henge. The face was TV satellite dish.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Nuts, bolts and spanners into sculpture

 Penny Hardy has turned a heap of nuts, bolts and tools into these two figures. Below her dancing figures. Bottom a piece by Johnannes von Stumm. Stunning sculpture show in stunning 5 acres garden of West Lavington Manor Witlshire on for one more day.