Thursday, 26 February 2015

Our next project at Hengistbury Head - for Bournemouth Council

Anthony went to reconnoitre the Visitor Centre at Hengistbury Head by the sea near Bournemouth where we will be exhibiting three sculptures made with recycled materials such as put out by the normal household. The Recycling Department of Bournemouth Council has arranged a competition in the schools and children have been invited to submit ideas. The theme is the sea, in it or on it and and by it. We love wacky so we hope for some wacky entries. We will choose the most inspiring ideas as the basis of the three sculptures. They will be exhibited at the Visitors' Centre from Thursday April 2nd to Monday April 20th. The Centre has prehistoric and historic relics such as this Roman amphora shown above. Below a bench and one of the gates of the Centre. Hengistbury Head includes a nature reserve created on a former landfill area.

Friday, 20 February 2015

In memory 15 year old bayoneted in World War 1

We held our first workshop connected with Stourhead Remembers, a project commemorating through sculpture the effect of World War 1 on the community in Wiltshire. We invited participants to offer drawings or words summing up the war, especially those connected with people's own families. One written contribution is shown above. The boy survived the war as prisoner of the Germans despite being bayoneted through the head.

 Below: Paul and helpers made a maquette of a battle scene. Participants also made small bikes. These will be placed on the giant bike which we will erect shortly in memory of Ebenezer Stone who made his own bike before the war but lost both legs during the conflict. More about this project on the page above.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Ebenezer Stone Installation ready to go to Stourhead

Yesterday we worked on into the gloom of dusk to finish the Ebenezer Stone installation which we will take today in kit form  to Stourhead. We are meeting the volunteers there who will be helping with our workshops in2015 and 2016  connected with the World War 1 installations.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Bird Henge in the Fog

After an almost spring like afternoon yesterday winter returns. Quite atmospheric. 

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

First snowfall at Bird Henge

The first snowfall on Bird Henge.Only a powdering and by midday it had melted away.