Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Friday, 21 October 2011

Long Bow

Another instrument for bow mainly: This one is 2 metres tall and not only can the string be bowed, but also the oak sticks from the side, a plaintive sonic sound is heard from all complimenting the deep bass string. The instrument can be bowed by two bows.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

West Bay Carving

Nick Durnan standing in front of the fantastic carving he is doing for me, for the West Bay project which is nearing completion. Installation will begin on the 24th October, if you are in the West Bay vacinity please have a peep.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Water and Islands

Private commission:
Carved from a piece of elm I have had around my studio for many years.
the burrs become the islands saved from the seas around them or are they marooned?

A Night of Light

A Night of Light at Hestercombe Gardens: One night only part of Somerset Art Weeks.
I installed my piece of video and sound in a tunnel. When I created this piece in 2001 as part of 'Genius Loci' a year of the artist project this tunnel hadn't been dug out and the original was shown in the orangery, (not very satisfactory). Now the piece has come home and the setting was perfect. The sound rang around the tunnel and the resonance of the Water's Journey was now complete, especially the big booming sounds of the waterfall. Now that was another issue, the water course has changed so much over the ensuing 10 years, the waterfall doesn't. Some of the rills have no water, the video of the Water's journey has become an historical document by mistake. But this was to set the record straight and my how well it worked in that tunnel especially as the evening got darker and darker, the visual display hang in the darkness and the aural sound filled the space. I can go home happy now after those tens years.