General | 19.08.17

PIRATE PARTY -THE BOOK

Pirate Party You may wonder why I chose to create a children’s book. The answer is simple really; I have a grandson. What better gift than to create a book where I do the story and all the illustrations. Where to start My parents gave me a pirate party when I was a youngster. Such […]

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General | 18.08.17

Showing Sculpture

Displaying sculpture How best to display sculpture,once it leaves your studio is always an issue. For large works Henry Moore said, “Sculpture is an art of the open air. Daylight, sunlight, is necessary to it, and for me, setting and complement is nature.” I have achieved what Moore had in mind with my granite sculpture […]

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General | 18.08.17

Framing print focus

        Focus on framing I recently framed a lithographic print COMING HOME I made a couple of years ago. I have looked at the image many times and thought it lacked focus. But now the picture is framed I see it with ‘new eyes’. All the lines are resolved. Focus Of course the […]

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General | 05.12.16

Imagery as insight

Drawing is the universal language. I am sure my dad was not the first person to say it but it was he who passed on this gem to me. And my experience has born out the truth of this statement. Time travel Travelling to many parts of the world and have witnessed how the simple […]

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General | 08.11.16

Willowtree sculpture garden

A magic garden What a wonderful rambling garden with some trees over 150 years old. It seems Henry Moore was right, sculpture is best seen in a natural setting. . So this exhibition at Willowtree sculpture garden is part of a 9 open gardens festival at Laggan, NSW.  I enjoyed the opening ceremony and the […]

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General | 19.10.16

River Dreaming – (of becoming a lake)

River dreaming – (dreaming of becoming a lake). This work was recently sold by a gallery in Bowral. My inspiration for this worked came from my desire to connect with the environment and the spectacular landscape. When carving stone I use power tools, angle grinders and hammer drills as well as the traditional mallets and […]

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General | 06.10.16

Urban insights

All in a day’s walk Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything That is how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

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South Korea | 23.11.13

Finished and I am thrilled – BALANCE

The work is now finished and on the base. I am thrilled that the work has gone well; hard yes, exhausting yes, worthwhile certainly! I have many more images to share but these ones I wanted to share with you all straight away. Some of these images were taken late in the afternoon some with […]

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South Korea | 23.11.13

Heavy duty

Heavy duty cranes and slings used to position the sculpture on the base. So 3 days work left to finish my sculpture. Polishing, polishing, polishing. I had the stone laid on its side today to make it easier for me to work on. Then of course the sculpture has to be moved onto a black […]

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South Korea | 23.11.13

Surrounded by artists

Sculptors usually work alone as the work is noisy, dusty and often dangerous. So it is a real treat to be surrounded by artists who willingly share their time, their skills and their enthusiasm; which makes the time fly by. One of my sculptor mates told me I had ‘nailed it’, I think I will […]

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