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Timber harvesting in Swinley Forest
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It is always interesting to hear from the artists themselves about the inspirations behind their art. Here are some of those insights for the sculptures featured in the newsletter plus a few bonus pieces.
Art in the Garden will be exhibiting in The Savill Garden until 03 November.
A race between a tortoise and a hare.
Anyone can see, this really isn’t fair.
Hare knows he’ll win, he’s light on his toes.
But out comes the sun, and Hare starts to doze.
Tortoise thinks nothing- he’s just plodding through
Doing the best that a tortoise can do.
Contemplations in Lockdown
Covid-19 Lockdown, clay at hand, an idea for a sculpture based on this unprecedented time. My figure is stuck, awkwardly posed, neither here nor there, but social distancing! At the same time he’s at peace, contemplating everything.
These contemplations over his body, are the many thoughts of my followers on social media.
The motif of a mermaid has been used time and again over the centuries to inspire. But this mermaid is based on a real woman. A woman with long hair who loves swimming. Her nickname is Mermaid.
Fractaala® Luzon - an island within an island
All Fractaala® sculptures are named after an island somewhere in the world – something within the piece resonates with a feature of the island.
This piece is named after Luzon Island which is at the most Northern point of the Philippines. There is a lake at the southern tip of the island, Lake Taal. This lake contains a volcano crater, in which there is also a lake.
‘Luzon’ is made by pulling multicoloured glass cane from a Vitrigraph kiln, cutting the cane into small pieces known as “murrini” (also known as “millefiori”) and then fusing together to form the whole.
A lasting love of English hares has taken me on holidays to Norfolk looking for the opportunity to photograph hares in the wild. A wonderful opportunity to watch them leap and cavort, admire those sinuous legs and huge ears. This startled hare was just one of a series of shots.
Cloud Nine Feline
No matter the circumstances, through sleep, cats often just drift off in ecstasy. Such happiness is infectious.
Yoga was created by working directly from the model, a fit young woman who loved gardening, so quite an appropriate piece for any garden. She also emanated a gentleness which the artist tried to capture in her relaxed pose and quiet expression.
What man has always sought
Is access to the gods –
The endless quest for wisdom
From the realm of Mount Olympus.
Oh, how old Zeus would laugh!
For all along,
The only truth we need
Dwells here among ourselves,
If only we’d be still enough
Maple Leaf Tree
In Celtic mythology the field maple is a symbol of strength, endurance and fertility.
Man’s Best Friend
Nobody understands me like you do.