South Korea | 23.11.13

Buddhist Temple

On the way back to the Arts Park we crossed a 37 kilometre road built on top of a dam wall. The dam held back the sea and is part of a project to reclaim land from the sea. Massive flood gates open at low tide to let water flow out to sea and closed […]

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South Korea | 23.11.13

Safety

My expensive face mask and safety goggles I laid aside as they proved to be too hot to wear in the warm conditions; my mask became useless as my goggles would steamed up and no matter what I did I could not see clearly. I decided to use the same light weight 3M paper masks […]

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South Korea | 23.11.13

Stone Factory

Work at the Stone Factory commenced at 8 AM and finished at 5.30 PM, with an hour for lunch, 6 days a week. No wonder the Republic of Korea’s economy is the 10th biggest in the world!  My hands became sore using the heavy grinders and wielding the hammer to crack off the unwanted stone […]

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South Korea | 23.11.13

My sculpture – BALANCE

My sculpture ‘ BALANCE’ embraces the symposium theme of  ‘Man and the environment’. We must seek a balance between exploitation and conservation if we care for planet. On another level the work represents, NOT-ONE NOT-TWO a reference to the fact that the sculpture looks like two pieces of stone when it is in fact carved from […]

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South Korea | 23.11.13

11th World Culture and Art Symposium

What a thrill to be invited to participate in the 11th World Culture and Art Symposium at the Gaewha Arts Park, South Korea, September/October 2013. Some 46 artists, painters as well as sculptors spent 4 weeks creating art works which were eventually on show at the Mosan Art Museum and the Stone Factory located at […]

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South Korea | 01.11.11

The last hurrah

No wonder South Korea is the 10th biggest economy in the world; they work at speed and accomplish a great deal. And they certainly know how to build bridges and highways and tall buildings and lots of them. Mr Ko , Director of Yatoo Korean Nature Artists Association, works double-time most of the time. He […]

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South Korea | 19.10.11

War and Peace

Yesterday was a long day; up at 6.30 AM and not back to the Yatoo Centre till 12 midnight. Artists associated with Yatoo Korean Nature Artist’s Association have recently installed sculptures at the Dorsan Peace Park near the de-militarized zone (DMZ) which has separated North from South Korea for the almost 60 years. Owing to […]

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South Korea | 19.10.11

The Wongol experience

Recently we spent the day at the Yatoo Nature Artist’s International residence at the small village of Wongal. It was time for some of the resident artists to put their work on show, and what a show it turned out to be. Wongl Jeon from Korea and a founding member of the Yatoo group explained […]

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South Korea | 10.10.11

The stone factory

Carving the Black Granite at the stone factory was an experience I will remember. The stone factory is only one small but impressive part of the Gaewha Arts Park. The sheer size of the stones that are excavated from the local mountains is impressive as is the range of equipment assembled to work it. During […]

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South Korea | 09.10.11

Reflections

Reflecting on the natural environment deepens our connection with our personal nature. At this critical time in our history when the natural environment is under attack from so many quarters, it is obvious that we need to do something positive. Yatoo Nature Art Association has provided me as an artist with an opportunity to create […]

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