Tuesday, 29 April 2014

St Agnes Window, Isles of Scilly Camera Obscura

I have now started the windows for the camera obscura on St Mary's The Isles of Scilly.  Made from 25mm oak, these are drilled and then burnt.  The first window looks out towards the Isle of St Agnes which has a labyrinth on its shore, the window is that labyrinth.  When the light comes through the holes so it picks out the shape, the colours and light behind will depend on seasons and weather, making it an ever changing scene.

The drawing and drilling process

The holes without light

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Target Window

Back to windows and light, another move on from the colour blind series to windows in preparations for the commissions on Scilly.
Charred oak

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Quaduke, raising money for 10 radio

On thursday the 3rd of april at 8.00 at the White Hart Hotel in Wiveliscombe there is to be an 'Auction of Promises' to raise money for the local community radio station that broadcasts out of Wiveliscombe, and yes I have been known to partake in a few shows over the years.
So for this 'Auction of Promises' I have created a small musical instrument called 'Quaduke', this instrument has a sliding bridge that means it can be played in many ways and has an array of sounds.
Too bid for this instrument you will have to be at the White Hart from 8.00 onwards or contact me at: michaelfairfax@eclipse.co.uk with your pledge and I will put it forward.  There is a reserve price of £100.00.
It is made from oak with steel strings that can be tuned.