Sunday, 14 September 2014

Excite, Inspire, Engage Erewash

This two year project is coming to at end with a couple of exhibitions, the first is at our rEvive store in Ilkeston. Most enjoyable opening on Friday and my first shift on Saturday. My little part was the Metal Age. Seeing the pieces that Dawn and I created with the students, well backed and mounted on the gallery wall was brilliant.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Sometimes I want to be a jeweler!

The completed grasshopper required serious help to reach its site on the festival field. The two of us managed, with some difficulty, to carry the beastie out of the barn so the loader could pick it up.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Grasshopper - part 3

The head is more bits of jack.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

building the grasshopper - part 2

No real studio time this week, so he we are with a half made grasshopper. Mostly old scaffold and huge trolley jack.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Art in the Pen, Skipton

Back from a busy weekend at the Skipton event. Always a good event with a nice atmosphere, and nice folk all round. Weather was 'interesting' but the real heavy rain came during the day - and we stayed mostly dry on a quick walk out to Malham Cove during the evening.

Always nice to bring less back than I took, but why can I never pack the van as well to return?

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Strawberry Fields Grasshopper

Last Monday me and my assistant from the Sir John Moore Foundation started worked. We looked in the skip and took what we liked the look of. Everything has to start somewhere, and this is how the insect was born.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Strawberry Fields Festival Sculpture

Well fingers crossed - next week I hope to be on site at the Strawberry Fields Festival during the build up. Me and young assistant working hard to design and fabricate a large sculpture, using the scrap the farm has collected over the year. We've got a whole 3 and a 1/2 days of work to do this. What can possibly go wrong?!