Garden sculpture

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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.

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Figure Ground.

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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.