I HAVE NOT CREATED MANY SCULPTURES AND SOME OF THOSE I HAVE WERE MADE IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS.
HERE ARE THREE PHOTOS OF ONES MADE IN NATURE WITH ON SITE MATERIALS.
SCULPTURES AT LARGE.
Snow, such a rarity in Cornwall.
When, in 2004 we had some of this precious stuff I quickly rolled some snowballs as I knew it wouldn't be here long. This gave me working material from which I made the above.
On the left is a hollow ball about 50cm high. I managed to cut out a hand silhouette which gave interesting shadows and shapes as the sun shone through.
On the right are 6 hollow snowballs of varying sizes, the largest being about 25cm in diameter. They lasted a few hours then were gone.
I very nearly had no record of these. I'd run out of film (film!) for my camera and had no money for more, BUT.. I had a video (video!) camera. Years later, when all my vids had been put on disc, I paused the disc and photographed the TV screen. A method I've used to good effect many times. (See BREAK IN on the Paintings page.)
A beach sculpture near the Red River, Gwithian Beach, Hayle, Cornwall.
Grey beach pebbles and quartz pebbles arranged into a cone.
The cliffs here sometimes yield a soft yellow stone - ochre? - which can be used as a crayon. Here, I coloured some of the dull grey stones bright yellow.
I revisited the sculpture after a week and it was reasonably intact, but covered in blown sand.