The walls have started to go up. It’s beginning to take shape. Now the area is enclosed it’s really made a difference to how the space feels - it’s changed from being just a stack of pallets to a proper structure.
After Day Two I’ve used 100 pallets.
The project involved reconfiguring a number of large oak beams that had previously been used to make a large structure into a series of smaller structures for use in a small park area.
More info here.
Last weekend I made another burning sculpture for a private festival. This one is called Witches Hat. More photos can be found here.
Wearing my other hat as gallery tech I recently made some benches for The Cells at The Island in Bristol.
The benches cover the toilet and bed in the old police station cells and are designed to be removable, allowing the cells to be used as filming locations when required.
The exhibition consists of ten artists nominated by ten people who have been involved with the gallery since its inception in 2006. The show opens on 4 March and continues until 2 April 2016. More info here.
A few images from a private festival in East Dean.
‘Engaging with the life of an early 20th century woman, Working from home camouflages signs of industrious activity within a domestic setting.
Embedding the tools and products of work within a turn-of-the-century dwelling, the work brings into focus everyday living and precarious labour through a historical lens.’
To Julie’s design I constructed a timber and board ‘room’ with three walls, like those found in the museum. The entire room and all of its contents were painstakingly covered with the same damask pattern.
The exhibition continues until 31 August.