- Promotion at Salisbury Cathedral 2018 for SSAFA the charity for the armed forces
- "Stourhead will never forget" sculpture trail 2015 to 2017 commemorating World War I
- Sculpture for Bournemouth Council Recycling Department 2015
- Bird Henge Wiltshire 2014
- Sustrans Project Torbay 2013
- Scraptorzoic Age at Magdalen eco farm Dorset 2013
- "Beyond the Garden Gate" sculpture trail for the National Trust at Stourhead 2011
- Scraptors' Sculpturemad garden
- Scraptors sculpturemad garden in the snow
Thursday, 6 December 2018
This is our first installation at the Lakeside Garden Centre in what will be a Nature themed sculpture trail round the lake and into a nearby wooded area.These two frogs illustrate the vast variety of frogs in the world which can be almost any colour. There are even blue eyed frogs. Frogs are threatened worldwide by a devastating fungus, pollution and habitat loss. Scientists regard them as the "canary in the coalmine" warning of ecological problems. (Canaries were placed down the mines to warn of dangerous gases.)
Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Tuesday, 2 October 2018
These are some of the sculptures in "Art in the Garden" in the Hillier Gardens near Romsey on until October 14th. Above and immediately below sculptures by Ptolemy Elrington. Below some corvids by Michael Kusz and below that a cycling fish by Darren Greenhow. Lots more and still time to catch it.
Friday, 28 September 2018
Prague is sculpture heaven. These are a few of them, Above is the memorial to the victims of communism a series of disintegrating humans by sculptor Olbram Zoubek. Below are three by the wacky David Cerny. Each layer of the silver head of Kafka rotates so that the head disintegrates then reforms in reference to Metamorphosis. Below that some snakes in a wall. Lots of baroque sculptures too.
Friday, 31 August 2018
Wednesday, 22 August 2018
Two different sources of inspiration visited this summer. Above an anthropomorphic stone at Stanton Drew a little visited prehistoric stone circle in Somerset and below some cannons in Fort Nelson near Portchester.
Friday, 20 July 2018
Friday, 13 July 2018
Sunday, 8 July 2018
These frogs are moving from the Scraptors' sculpturemad garden to be in a new nature themed sculpture trail to be installed later this year at Lakeside Garden Centre in Wiltshire. Moby the Frog, above, was made by Anthony in 2009 with mobile phone dummies . In the previous year he had made Frederick the Frog against a three week deadline for London Zoo. This was to publicize a world wide campaign to save amphibians. David Attenborough topped it above (see below).
Below Moby the Frog with another at the London Wetland Centre in the Love London Recycled Sculpture Show in 2009 which Anthony curated.
In 2011 the Frogs appeared with a Heron made by fellow sculptors Paul and Rachel at Stourhead, the National Trust landscape garden in Wiltshire as part of a sculpture trail. The tableau below represented one of Aesop's Fables: the frogs asked Jupiter to send a king to govern them and a heron was sent. But the frogs mocked the heron So the heron ate the frogs.
Wednesday, 4 July 2018
The Horse's Head is resting between gigs after appearing at Salisbury Cathedral in June at an event commemorating World War 1 . It will appear again at Tidworth Polo Club in Wiltshire on July 14th when the UK Armed Forces will play the USA. It will be on the stall of SSAFA the charity that helps the armed forces. The match will be preceded by a parachute drop. The Horse is wearing a gas mask as was the case in World War 1. Follow link to the Rundle Cup below.
Saturday, 30 June 2018
Saturday, 9 June 2018
We have sculptures on show over this weekend with works by other artists as part of the World War 1 Living History event at Salisbury Cathedral Above and below In Memoriam showing a Tommy and a Horse in a gas mask.This was organized by SSAFA the charity for the armed forces and their families. The helmet is an actual First World War one.
Below our Cannon . On the barrel on one side are lines from "Anthem for Doomed Youth" and on the other from "Magpies in Picardy" by Theodore Percival Cameron Wilson. Both were killed in World War 1. The Wire Tommy was made by the pupils of Rowde CofE Primary School in Wiltshire
Friday, 8 June 2018
.We put up some of our pieces at Salisbury Cathedral for a weekend event commemorating World War 1. This had been organized by SSAFA the charity that helps the armed forces and their families. Above is the cannon. On each side of the barrel are lines from the poem of two poets killed in the War. On one side are lines from "Anthem for Doomed Youth" by Wilfred Owen and on the other from Magpies in Picardy" by Theodore Cameron Wilson, a cousin of Scraptor Anthony Wilson. The accompanying Wire Tommy was made by the pupils of Rowde CofE Primary School in Wiltshire. Over the weekend there will be displays by military museums and re-enactments of trenches.
Thursday, 24 May 2018
Crutches from our Ebenezer Stone installation at Stourhead will be on show along with other World War 1 related Scraptors Sculptures on the 8 - 10 June 2018 in the the close of Salisbury Cathedral. We were asked by the National Trust at Stourhead to commemorate the effect of the War on the community and they were displayed there from 2015 t0 2017.. Ebenezer was a stable lad; he made a bike for himself before the War but lost both legs in it. One of the crutches morphs into a gun. The event at Salisbury will be in aid of SSAFA the charity that helps members of the armed forces. There will be reconstructed trenches, re-enactors, stands representing military museums.
Monday, 14 May 2018
The spikes of the Beast, its tail and the lance were organ pipes from a demolished organ in a nearby church which I was given. A child's toy car provided the mouth and the skeleton was made with barrel hoops. Bands of stainless steel were woven into the body - like willow weaving but longer lasting. Dustbin lids and hubcaps for the eyes.
Wednesday, 2 May 2018
This is a sculpture which will be on show from June 8th to 10th 2018 with other works of ours in World War I themed event in the Close of Salisbury Cathedral organized by SSAFA the armed forces charity. The helmet is an actual World War 1 one and a was found on the site of an army camp of that war. More about the event below. There will be re-enactors and displays by military museums.