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Finishing touches

Last teasels added and all ready for Quartz (http://www.quartzfestival.org.uk/artists.cfm)

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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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Mannequin, manakin, manikin, or mannikin ?

Well I now have one of the above……whatever the spelling……courtesy of Ebay. At the moment,  I perceive her as a sort of Lara Croft type individual, and I purchased her outfit from a charity shop.She needs to be feisty, as my son is using her for target practice! I have also started to slice up […]

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LOL cat likes the Horn of Plenty

I never thought I’d see a genuine LOL cat, but look at the marking’s on this cat’s side! (I ought to add that I only know about LOL cats because of my son’s obsession, and because I read about them in the financial pages of the Guardian….) Installation is now complete, and Julia Ridge phoned […]

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