Site visit 22nd and 23rd April -thank you!

  My husband and I have spent the last couple of days at Broomhill. It has been a delight!   It was great to meet both Rinus and Aniet and to enjoy their wonderful hospitality in such a glorious and sophisticated setting!  Thank you so much for such a memorable stay, delicious food, a beautiful room overlooking the … Continue reading

Technical specifications and 3D rendering

Technical specifications and 3D rendering

  This week I have been working with Alphatech Design & Manufacture  in Bovey Tracey  http://www.alphatech-design.co.uk/ who have been brilliant in helping me through some technical glitches with my file formats, preparing  my designs for the water jet cutter (which is a first for me as all my work to date has been laser cut) … Continue reading

Sizes and symmetry

  I am nearly there on the design. I am just pondering the configurations, whether to vary the sizes of the sculptures.  I am thinking about how they will respond to strong sunlight (as my last sets of photographs were taken on overcast afternoons!) The shadows work very well. Played around with mirrors too, but this … Continue reading

Distortions

I have thought about distorting and stretching each individual design slightly to continue playing with the idea of the imperfect edition before finalising the drawings.

Dialogue or Triologue

  I have been tweaking the final designs for an edition of two sculptures, (maybe three depending how far I can stretch the budget!). The figures on each sculpture will have subtly different facial expressions, which will become apparent on closer inspection, hopefully setting up a dialogue or even triologue between the pieces.     … Continue reading

Colour and Caro

I have cut some slightly larger prototypes from spray painted foam card to consider the impact of colour on some of the panels.  I have gone in the garden again to see how the colour works against the greenery. I watched the Culture Show on Friday night on BBC2; Alastair Sooke  interviewed the mighty Anthony … Continue reading

In the Garden

I have taken the maquettes out in the garden to see what they look like there and I have decided I might actually make two sculptures, one of each design as companion pieces. I like the idea that on first glance the two maquettes  look the same but on further inspection they are in fact slightly … Continue reading

Bases for Plinth

I have been working on a series of cardboard maquettes to further refine my design before I scale it up.   I have been specifically thinking about the base and how the work relates to the ground. I want the transition from sculpture to ground to be as seamless as possible.  I have thought about the … Continue reading

Great News!

I was absolutely thrilled to hear that I have been selected as one of the ten finalists for the National Sculpture Prize. To date the ephemeral feel of my chosen material, paper, has sometimes given my work a maquette like feel, often suggestive of potential journeys into different dimensions and materials. The opportunity at Broomhill will … Continue reading