Spring is springing and the Easter holiday is nearly here – It is the season when people’s thoughts turn to their gardens. I am having a little publicity push on Garden sculpture commissions. I have been working on headstones all winter and although I like making memorials, as the sun begins to warm the earth, I feel the need to make some celebratory work. As we approach Good Friday, I reflect that my work through the winter has been focused on the theme of death. Easter Sunday is nearly here and I am looking forward to making some work which celebrates life.
If you would like to commission a sculpture or inscriptional art work for you garden please get in touch.
I carved this slate plant marker for Sonia’s birthday present which she really liked. I think I’m going to have to carve some more. She is growing lots of vegetables!
Ruby Chard slate marker
I am working on lots of little jobs at the moment. Cremation tablets and house signs are the order of the day. I carved this number on friday for a retired architect I have worked for from time to time. It is based on a font he sourced. I don’t know which one but I will let you know if I find out. It is unusual to carve u shaped letters like this instead of v shaped letters. And rather effective I think with bold forms like these. What I particularly like about these are the shapes of the negative forms, inside and between the numbers. They put me in mind of the prints of the Spanish sculptor Eduardo Chilida. A master of positive and negative forms and a great sculptor of spaces.
Here it is finally!
Its taken a while to take and load up a good photograph, but here it is finally completed. October was completely mad and I’ve got a bit behind on posting all the news – I will try and catch up this week with some pictures of the unveiling, which was a wonderful event, and also the show at Walcot Chapel.
It’s satisfying to see these letters really beginning to populate the stone. It is still a little daunting to see how much there is still to carve. I’m on schedule though so the challenge is to keep the pace and the rhythm going.