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.