Saturday, 18 April 2015

Vintage Willow Strongman Sculpture Heads To Blackpool

this bad boy has left the building...he will be somewhere near South Pier in Blackpool....where he will live...close to all the fun of the fair. the Pleasure Beach  and all that naughtiness..I love Blackpool and Lancashire...we all do don't we...guilty pleasures...happy to think he may become part of some kids future memories.  Thanks to Weatherspoons for the job and all my supportive team and lovely Beanie.

Ten hours spent  finishing and installing....could  have been done in the workshop but needed it onsite for the designer et all to have a look....may need some adjustments still, but all in all I am pretty happy. Like all artists it is difficult to stop the  tweaking....let it go...

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Artists Studio the Willowtech

I am an itinerant...runs in the blood....wherever I lay my hat and all that.
But to have a home or a room of one's own...
My deepest desire is to stay put in the shelter of a familiar, stored full of ideas and samples,
materials gathered and light and space left to create, place.
How much does it cost to indulge or deny your desire.
Today I have a temporary space that ticks my boxes realises
 my dream.
So I race against the clock, the meter, the tiredness, the distractions.
Before it's move along get along go move shift time again.

Sudeley Castle Lost In The Willows

Recent installation at Sudeley Castle in Cheltenham.
This large scale living willow play area is dedicated to the Wind In The willows story.
Created by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust with some woven additions by me.