I HAVE NOT CREATED MANY SCULPTURES AND SOME OF THOSE I HAVE WERE MADE IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS, SO ARE NO LONGER EXTANT.
HERE ARE A COUPLE WHICH ARE AVAILABLE, AND THREE PHOTOS OF ONES MADE IN NATURE WITH ON SITE MATERIALS.
THE CYCLE HAS ENDED.
Bicycle chain and log.
80 x 26 x 13cm.
I found this chain fused solid with rust while out walking one day. As a cyclist I felt an empathy with this knackered old bit of ironmongery which had once been so important. I felt quite sorry for it and wanted to commemorate it, so I set it into this piece of natural wood and gave it a title.
Though it is strong enough to stand on a shelf and provoke comment, I don't fancy it's chances in the post, so a buyer will most likely have to collect it in person. Get in touch at if you are interested, and we can sort something out.
Chunky wool, thinner brown yarn, bubble wrap and stuffing.
21 x 21 x 13cm.
During an idle moment, and having nothing better to do I knitted this 3D sculpture. A common or garden household object wrought in a material not suited to it's function.
The bubble wrap on top of the stuffing is to give the impression of the vase being full of water.
£35, which includes UK shipping.
Please contact me at the usual email address if a non-UK purchaser.
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.