First section at bottom coming together at Nicholson-Harris Blacksmiths at NCM. Will form structure for a clinker tower that will have arms and a form that will allow nests to nestle within. The design has been arrived at in close collusion with a local author who has developed a story using the theme of a … Continue reading Clinker Spire
First attachment of clinker to tower structure. Use of hot glue and wire to secure. Also experimentation with PVA as an agent that can be used for glue and to seal surface.
Clinker is a waste product that forms on the crucible beneath a metal forge. It is composed of coke and other impurities which form in the process of iron making. We have a blacksmith in Wakefield who is collecting large amounts of this for us to use in a sculpture. The overall form of the … Continue reading Clinker
End of second week at the studio developing new techniques and finding our feet in a new art making space. Use of new equipment, sourcing materials and realising things are done differently everywhere! It's a great thing to have a wife who is also a dedicated and beautiful print assistant. Thanks Alex.
Trip to the Chantry chapel today to meet David Royston, Chair of the trust and see the space with a view to installing the clinker tower piece within the basement. Several decades of history notable through build-up of spiders webs, a twisting stone staircase and prospect that the place floods on a regular basis. A damp and underground odour which gives … Continue reading Chantry Chapel
Pencil on paper porthole study for 'violent confrontation' banner.