Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Monday, 30 March 2015

Trash Fish for Bournemouth

The Trash Fish has acquired more trash for the exhibition at Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre near Bournemouth from April 3rd to 19th.  It is about three feet long and will be suspended from a beam. The Mermaid has developed. It has acquired a silver tail. See more in page above.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Old farm machines into bison?

 Anthony visited the Bush Farm Bison Centre www.bisonfarm.co.uk in Wiltshire - just as it is nearly in Dorset. Google says Dorset. The little slice of Americana has bison, elks, raccoons It is open to the public in the summer and has pow-wow weekends. A wow place. There is some obsolete farm machinery that we could turn into sculptures, maybe into bison.

                                          The old exercise bike has got home horns!

 One arm of a giant machine. It is almost invisible under  brambles so the first stage is to clear it to get an idea   of what we can do with it.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Mermaid and a Fish full of Rubbish for Bournemouth

Above is Paul with the Fish Full of Rubbish which we have made for Bournemouth Council's Recycling Department. We went to Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre to discuss how best to display it and other sculptures we have made. The recycling department organized a competition in the schools for drawings on the theme of the sea and we have been commissioned to translate the three winning ideas into sculpture using household waste. The drawings of all the entrants will be on display at Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre from April 3rd to the 19th along with the sculptures. Below is the skeleton of the Mermaid in Anthony's garden. More about this project in the page above.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Crutches added to Ebenezer's Bike installation

We did some more work  on the Giant Bike installation at Stourhead. The seat and the pedals have been added. On nearby trees rest two crutches. One crutch morphs into a machine gun. Ebenezer Stone, a  stable lad made himself a bike before World War 1 but lost both legs in the conflict. This is the first of four installations we are doing to commemorate the effect of the war on the Stourhead community. In the house are exhibits about Harry Hoare, the heir to the estate. His parents received news of his death on Chirstmas Eve 1917.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Giant Bike in memory of Ebenezer Stone up, work in progress

A lovely spring day at Stourhead to start installing our piece in memory of Ebenezer Stone, a stable lad on the estate. who made himself a bike before World War 1 but lost both legs in the conflict. Work in progress. See more images and words on page above.