I am conscious of less frequent postings to this blog, because of a proliferation of site or project-specific websites which act as publicly visible, permanent filing cabinets. However the main web archive (see here) still forms a good summary for works … Continue reading Update – Autumn 2015
I met Hilaire Belloc’s great grandson in the New Year to look at an extant bust of Belloc, with a view to seeing whether there was ‘room’ for a posthumous bust or sculpture which tries to convey the emotive power … Continue reading Belloc sleuthing – and the discovery of a lost sculptor
Artists need to have access to the best resources possible. For work from life, that means exactly that: do not resort to photographs when someone is alive. It demeans the sitter not experiencing them in the flesh. When the subject is … Continue reading The posthumous bust: portrait or sculpture?
1. Pulborough Parish Council wish to find local thoughts on whether the Trisantonis piece remains in the area permanently, and if so where? Have your say at at a new website here set up to give background on the 15 months of … Continue reading Pulborough debate Public Art
The Pulborough stone which has been carved through 2013/4 at Wiggonholt approaches completion. It will be called Trisantonis, the Roman name meaning ‘the trespasser’, given to the middle Arun waters which regularly flooded and created the inland sea overlooked by … Continue reading A PULBOROUGH SCULPTURE & A BALLIOL BROADLAND STORY
The Tiranti Modelling Stand is a pre-requisite for all sculpture students who want to develop an understanding of form. Being able to stand up is crucial when working, so one can move from side to side and well as up … Continue reading £20 student sculpture modelling stand
The A3D project’s legacy stone engaged local people over the three months I worked it on site. During the final days, possible names started to come to me but none seemed quite apt. The thoughts of the creator and viewer may be entirely different – sculpture speaks to you as a result of what you project onto it rather than you needing to ‘get it’. For this reason, having something simple, ambiguous (non-confrontational and non-leading) seems essential to allow viewers not to be channelled when they are quite capable of using their own senses. Conversely, having a name which leads … Continue reading Naming a Hindhead public sculpture