Light at the end

            Before I got into the dusty old business of sanding this work I couldn’t resist having a preview of the light coming through the piece.Lifting and turning this lump is no mean feat on my own and required some leverage and a spot of lateral thinking. However, it’s amazing…

Shaping Up

Yesterday I completed my drilling, cutting and hammering marathon , during which my eight year old son came in and said ‘ its like wack-a-mole ! , wouldn’t it be good if they kept on popping back up ?’   Ummm? No !  I have now embarked on the finishing processes which includes shaping the…

Tally Ho!

            Over the past week I have been steadily working my way through the task of drilling the 2500 holes, cutting the acrylic and hammering it into the wood. It sounds simple, but in fact the process is made tricky, as I am trying to preserve the surface quality of the…

If I had a Hammer …

…well actually I have several, and I have tried them all for the task of banging the acrylic rods into the wood. None of them were up to the task because they either shattered the plastic or damaged themselves on the acrylic. I went to the hardware store to get a new drill bit and…

Shape Shifter

This week I have been spending some time ‘Getting to Know’ my new piece of timber. There is always a few days with a new project transferring all the ideas and concepts from my mind into the real thing. I can do a certain amount through tests and models but there are often elements of…

Plastic Fantastic

A huge tube arrived in the post today containing the acrylic rods for the sculpture, this was a very exciting moment ! They are currently two meters long and will need to be cut down to 80mm lengths , all 2500 of them ! This next stage of construction is a series of repetitions, somewhat…

Catching the Light

The sun has been somewhat absent over the last week, which made the luminescence of things today that much more special. I captured several moments today that exemplify why light (especially natural) is so pivotal to my practice, and I thought I would share them with you. A beautiful, luminescent rainbow of balloons filled with…