Thursday, 30 April 2015

Exploring a Forgotten :Landscape near Bristol

 We have been exploring a "Forgotten Landscape" that area to the west of Bristol where the Severn meets the sea and over which most people fly over on the high bridges or tunnel underneath on the railway. It has huge industrial complexes at Avonmouth and salt marshes of international wildlife significance. Severn Beach used to be a seaside resort for nearby Bristol. The bottom photograph shows one of the visitor attractions in its heyday. There was a swimming pool, long since gone. A very old brochure extolling its charms said: "When you see the sort of mermaids who frequent the Pool at Severn Beach you will wonder two things. Why you have never thought of coming down before and where do all these charming creatures come from."
There is a competition to find an artist or group of artists to create an artistic programme and art works to encourage visitors again to come to Severn Beach and the area. We are entering. There is sure to be stiff competition but nothing venture, nothing gain.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Giant Blue Bird arrives at Bird Henge

A Giant Blue Bird has arrived at Bird Henge or anyway a bird that is still half pterodactyl. A gorgeous hot spring with long lasting blossom. Below a scene in the Scraptors' sculpturemad garden.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Rosie hugs a Giant Squid

Rosie from  the Bournemouth Recycling Department dismantling the exhibition at Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre. The sculptures will go the winning schools in Bournemouth. More about this project in page above.

Friday, 3 April 2015

Mermaid poses on beach near Bournemouth

We went down to the sea at Hengistbury Head near Bournemouth to set up our exhibits at the Visitor Centre. Above The Mermaid with Gold Ear Rings and below the Harpooning Squid on the beach.

      Below Trash Fish in the Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre until April 19th. See more on page above.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Paul Picks up the Mermaid

         Tomorrow the Mermaid goes to Bournemouth for an exhibition. more about this on page above.