I’ve finally got around to producing a new piece of work. For the last three autumns I have been collecting and drying thousands of hawthorn berries, and after trying out all shapes/sizes of ideas, I’ve finally decided what to do with them…. Collecting the berries in vast quantities was not a problem but drying them […]
Last teasels added and all ready for Quartz (http://www.quartzfestival.org.uk/artists.cfm)
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I can now see progression, and I have now completed about two thirds of the ‘skirt,’ and now need to tackle the bodice and arms.
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 […]
Now we’re nearly in British Summer Time, I’ve decided to come out of hibernation. But working outside in the arctic wind this morning I may change my mind…. I’ve just taken delivery of 10,000 (40kgs) of teasels from a company in Yorkshire that imports them from Spain. This is Dipsacus sativus, the hooked teasel, which […]