Saturday, 9 June 2018

World War 1 Living History weekend at Salisbury Cathedral sculpture trail



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




Below is our Gallipoli . The mural shows the cliff with a rock formation nicknamed the Anzac Sphynx . The boat represent the Allied evacuation after the disastrous campaign. The crutches were made for our sculpture trail at Stourhead, the National Trust property, commemorating the effect of the War on that community. Ebenezer Stone a stable lad made a bike for himself but lost both legs in the War, We commemorated him with a giant bike and these crutches.

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Friday, 8 June 2018

Sculpture at Salisbury Cathedral



 .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

Ebenezer's crutches to go to Salisbury Cathedral


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

New Beast in the Scraptors sculpturemad garden



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

In Memoriam







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.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Horse's Head for Salisbury Cathedral June 8th to 10th


We will be exhibiting at a World War 1 themed event in the close of  Salisbury Cathedral from June 8th to the 10th organized by SSAFA the charity that helps members of the armed forces and their families. There will be re-enactors, trenches and stands of military museums. The theme of our exhibits is "In Memoriam." This piece is  in memory of the suffering of horses and mules in their millions. Horses were fitted with masks as protection against gas attacks. The armature of the head is a bicycle frame.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Cannon for Salisbury Cathedral precinct June 8th to 10th 2018


We were asked by SSAFA the charity that helps members of the armed forces and their families to show some of the sculpture from our Stourhead World War I themed sculpture trail. This will be at a big event, organized by the charity, in the precinct of Salisbury Cathedral from June 8th to 10th. World War 1 will be the theme. Five military museums will have displays. There will be re-enactors and reconstructed trenches, For the Salisbury event we have added lines to the cannon from works by two poets, both killed in the War in 1918, Above are lines from "The Anthem for Doomed Youth" by Wilfred Owen. On the other side "Magpies in Picardy" by Theodore Percival Cameron Wilson who happens to have been a relation of Anthony one ot the Scraptors. Below Paul  adding the lines.




Friday, 6 April 2018

Spring at last in the Scraptors sculpturemad garden




     Spring at last. The yellow forsythia is three weeks late. Below is the garden three weeks ago.


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.