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The Big Tease

I have just spent the last two days working with Queens College Junior School ( Years 3 – 6),  creating an artwork as part of the Quartz Festival. This installation required over 7,000 teasels which were ‘planted’, in the lawn outside the main entrance to the school. My work last year required thousands of wild […]

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The Teasel Dress No 1

It was difficult deciding just how long the skirt should be in relation to the bodice, but I think it’s ok. I now need to see if I can make a stand to hang it from….probably tubular metal and sprayed black so then there will be no need to hang it from the ceiling. So […]

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Taking Shape

  School holidays can be very distracting but I had a whole day to myself yesterday and made the most of it. I have now threaded the dried calyxes (can you have a plural?) onto stiff wire and have started wrapping the wire around the upper part of the dress. It looks rather like a […]

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Winter weather takes it’s toll

Driving past Somerset College today I saw what was left of my six foot six cube……notice the absence of the college sign, and further down the road several garden fence panels had been ripped apart.Never underestimate the power of nature. I wonder how long the college authorities will leave it before it becomes firewood!

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