Friday, 2 March 2018

The snow hits the Scraptors' sculpturemad garden on the second day of spring

 It is supposed to be the second day of spring but a cold front from  the east called the Beast from the East and a storm from the south called Emma mated so to speak and  brought snow, bitterly  cold winds and havoc to the country but was a photographic  opportunity in the Scraptors sculpturemad garden.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Further dismantling of our sculpture trail at Stourqrhead

Further dismantling of our sculpture trail at Stourhead "Stourhead will never forget". This commemorated the effect of World War 1 on the community.One of our installations commemorated Harry Hoare, the heir to the estate. We created an Edwardian nursery to celebrate his childhood at Stourhead. He was killed in Palestine in December 1917.Above Rachel and Paul pull uphill the toy car from the nursery. The carousel in the nursery remains for a few more days.Bottom photo shows the central panel of the dismantled mural which commemorated Gallipoli where any local men fought. There was a rock formation   nicknamed the Anzac Sphinx. We may be showing some of the picees from Stourhead at other public venues in the summer.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Dismantling our sculpture trail at Stourhead

We have been dismantling our sculpture trail "Stourhead will never forget" which we installed at the National Trust property in Wiltshire  to commemorate the effect of the First World War on the community. The band, that was floating on a lake, is now rehomed  on terra firma in the Scraptors' sculpture mad garden. The cannon above, an element in the nursery installation representing the childhood of Harry Hoare, has  also bee rehomed in the garden  Anthony has added an alien guardsman. The wheels started life as patio heaters for outside areas of a pub. The frog in the background was made by Anthony for the Recycled Sculpture Show at the London Wetlands Centre  which he curated in 2009. The skin has a mosaic of mobile phone  dummies.