Thursday, 4 August 2016

Band on the move

 Our band on the move. We loaded it on to a trailer to move the players from Anthony's house to Paul and Rachel's. The band will be on a floating  raft at Stourhead the National Trust property n Wiltshire to add to our installations already in place. This is a sculpture trail  "Stourhead will never forget" that commemorates the effect of World War 1 on the community. The band commemorates the concerts given there to entertain wounded troops and also the bands that were formed by troops from all sides behind the lines. They often fashioned instruments from what came to hand.....Work  in progress. We were given some organ pipes from a  church that was replacing an old one and we will use them for one of the instruments. The bottom picture shows Paul's drawing of the concept.See page above for more about the trail already in situ.

Monday, 1 August 2016

Harry Hoare in Memoriam workshop at Stourhead

We  had a workshop, dodging heavy showers,  at Stourhead to design our last installation for the sculpture trail that commemorates the effect of World War 1 on the community. This will be in memory of Harry Hoare the 29 year old heir to the estate who was killed in action in Palestine in 1917. We will be making  a group of carousels to evoke his childhood at Stourhead. The carousels will have hints of the devastating war  that was  to take his life. For our models we used bicycle wheels. For the actual installation we will use gyratoy  washing lines.