Friday, 29 October 2010
Sunday, 3 October 2010
Friday, 24 September 2010
Last years Ravanna build. A bonfire for Diwali in Manchester
I worked out how the piece should be best assembled, built a plynth and entered it in the West of England Academy open art exhibition.
It was difficult to transport in my car.
Judging is taking place now .
Meanwhile I am working away in Manchester building a 10 headed god RAVANNA for Diwali.
Watch out for info of this.
Thursday, 9 September 2010
Running out of cardboard bike boxes from cycle shops in Bristol.
Ive got through about 70 boxes so far
Using spheres to develop the extrusion paths
Cardboard profiles to define the shapes of the extrusions to visualise the directions of the extrusion paths
Having to cut spheres by hand because Im not near a CNC machine in Bristol
The movie below reminds me of the BP oils spill cameras when monitoring the spill and capping process.
Monday, 16 August 2010
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Ravanna 10 headed god. Approx 10 metres
tall.I built it for Diwali last year in Manchester. It is a bonfire.
Im now over half way and im trying to complete the 'extrusion' sculpture before I work on Diwali in Manchester. Ive been asked to build a 10 headed god (Ravanna )that burns down as part of a festival of light.
Thursday, 29 July 2010
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Back to work on the Taxi. Almost completed the rear of one side of the taxi shell.
Im leaving the ends of the extrusions rough to maybe continue them or leave them as they are because they are dynamic.
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
5.On fire at the climax of the show
1.Fusing the fire drawing
4.Steel dove armature with soaked paper rope mounted on our specially adapted pontoons.
Ready to be floated out into a dock next to the Tate in Liverpool
3.Section of wing of the steel dove armature with a few pieces of dry paper rope ready to be soaked in parrafin
2.Dove drawing scaled up on floor in workshop so that a steel armature can be manufactured from 12mm steel bar.
1.Dove working drawing on graph paper
Monday, 12 July 2010
If it so happens you visit this blog and it seems nothing has happeded to the sculpture then let me explain.
It will be because I have to work on projects to pay the bills. At the moment I am working on a festival for the Tate Gallery Liverpool. I have been commissioned to design, build and install a series of floating fire drawings/sculptures in one of the docks for a festival of Picasso. The fire sculptures are inspired by some of Picassos portraits. Central to the instalation is a 30 feet x 16 feet fire drawing of a dove of peace.
A show produced and directed by Walk the Plank will happen on friday 16th and saturday 17th July. It will involve fire music performance and pyrotechnics and is free.
Thursday, 17 June 2010
Having established the basic shapes of the extrusions. I am now inserting more strips,carving and merging new form from the taxi body mesh. Slowly I am liberating myself from the strict CAD system and doing freeform sculpting over the top. Re-sculpting the virtual world.