Friday, 28 August 2015

Cloud and Constellation Benches at Carnewas, Cornwall

The National Trust have now sited the benches and sent me these photos, they had to raise them on oak blocks as they were worried about Adders lying underneath the benches.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Koli Environmental Arts Festival

Details of my time in Koli Finland from the Koli website:

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Making of Cloud Bench and Star Bench for National Trust

Two Benches commissioned by the National Trust to be sited at Carnewas in Cornwall, one is a cloud bench which lists 10 cloud formations carved into the surface and the other is a constellation gazing bench with three constellations carved and represented by holes drilled and glass marbles inserted for the brightess stars within the constellation. The idea is you lie one these with your head on the wooden headrest and look at the sky night or day.  They are surprisingly comfortable to lie on.

Making the benches from oak

The cloud formations carved onto the wood

Burning the words

Burning the benches

The Constellation Bench

Detail  of the Constellation Bench