Saturday, July 13, 2013

A Week Already?

The final Friday at Lightning Ridge was spent in virtual combat with the camera. Sculpture demands more than having facility with the tools and materials.. there's the recording.... well I lacked the intimate knowledge of the time lapse camera but I have learned a lot now! So here is my three weeks work compressed into less than six minutes. If the clip doesn't run in your browser you can open it in You Tube

 And if you think there was a lot of hand sanding - well you are right! At some point in the future I'll get the full day images together - the sunrise was amazing coming up between the stones.

Well it was farewell to Lightning Ridge and working in a T shirt in the winter and a quick visit to Canberra on the way home.
The Wide Brown Land Sculpture - being explored
Hawthorn bonsai at the National Arboretum

The Cedar Forest - the National Arboretum at sunset

Then home and back to work in the studio. With some welcome greetings from my wonderful family.

Charlie was happy to have me home too
Welcome home

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Does it look any different?

After three weeks of prancing about in a black plastic bag wielding recalcitrant power tools and sanding mightily what have I got to show for it? The rocks are subtly different - smooth faces form the gestures supported on the untouched native rock. Not your standard sculpture where the forms are telling the story.

The work will be named and launched on Friday.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Looking Around

The full moon was spectacular but now the
Lady the wallaby is a bit camera shy.
early night sky is dark enough to see more stars than city people dream about. Afternoon and evening the local art critic drops in to check on progress.

The address for The Black Queen is correct: red car door E, Simms Hill Track. I don't know where they find all the car doors  - maybe I'll find out next trip.

The Leopard wood trees are beautiful.
Apparently they grow on the higher ground away from frosts. How fantastic to be working here, and leaving behind a stone gift to add to the place.