South Korea | 01.10.11

Country residence

The Yatoo Nature Artist’s Association has a residence at Wogol about 45 minutes from Gongju and set in a valley where local villagers grow rice and market garden vegetables. 6 artists can stay at the residence for a period up to 3 months There is also the opportunity to run workshops involving people from the […]

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South Korea | 29.09.11

Rainy day in Gongju

It had to happen. The run of summer weather had to come to an end and today was the day. Gentle but persistent rain all day, grey skies, paved areas awash. There is a big festival to be held in Gongju commencing on 1st October. The rain did not dampen the enthusiasm of workers and […]

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South Korea | 26.09.11

My Korean adventure

Booked in for my flight to Seoul. My big bag weighed in at 20.6 kilos. Right on the money. The guy then calmly informed me that the economy class on my flight had been oversold; would I mind going Premium class. WOW. My first time business class so I enjoyed every moment including settling down […]

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China | 16.09.11

Where to from here

The last days of our stay in Changchun were devoted to attending the 3rd International Sculpture Conference. This was a huge affair with over 300 delegates. The opening ceremony was held in a vast open square at the World Sculpture Park. There were speeches aplenty, a Ceramics exhibition to look at as well as a […]

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China | 06.09.11

The Unveiling

Imagine the scene. The NE Changchun City Urban Wetland Park has been a work in progress only a few days before thousands of people gathered for the unveiling of the Great Stone bearing the name of all the sculptors who participated in the 12th International Sculpture Symposium. My name is 8th from the top although […]

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China | 26.08.11

Polishing

How many people does it take to polish 2 huge blocks of marble? A far as my sculpture Cloudstone is concerned it took 3 days starting with 2 people and ending up with 7. It seemed to me that the workers showed little regard for going through the grades from coarse to fine but somehow […]

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China | 15.08.11

Walk in the park

The sculpture Cloudstone was uplifted about 5 this morning while I slept and will be assembled along with the other sculptures in stone, metal and fibre-glass in the northern park. The park has been developed over the past 18 months or so. The sculptors whose work will be cast in bronze have been busy painting […]

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China | 15.08.11

Transporting

Today I had a visit from the guy who manages the work site. He informed me that in 2 days time my sculpture, along with others, will be transported to the grassy slopes of the northern sculpture park where it will be assembled. I can do some work on the stones at the new site […]

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China | 10.08.11

Rain interrupts play

Changchun is green because it rains a lot, mostly at night.But today it rained very hard so we sculptors returned to our hotel mid afternoon. The rain did not result in flash flooding and the day ended with clear skies. The rain revealed the depth of colour in the red marble stone on which I […]

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China | 08.08.11

Working the stone

The artisans have spent the past 2 weeks working on the two massive blocks of red marble. Now it is my turn to examine the work, make corrections where necessary and finish the work. I relished the opportunity over he past few days of working on the stones with my angle grinder. I caused a […]

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