Last month saw the installation, after some weeks of work, of ‘Sastrugi’, a marble carving based on ice forms seen on the Greenland ice cap. I was commissioned to make the piece as a celebration of a client’s silver wedding anniversary. The work is in white marble with silver veining and was successfully in their rear garden.
Needless to say I was relieved and happy that they were very pleased with the result and as luck would have it I have another commission as a consequence.
I am currently in discussion with Simon Goodenough and Bruce Langridge at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales to look at a design for a large sculpture to provide a focal point for the recently installed ‘Woods of the World’ feature, high on the hill overlooking the gardens. I first visited this wonderful garden in June of this year and, like so many places in Wales, discovered another fascinating aspect of the country.
I am already looking into the nature of such a sculpture which, by definition, needs to be large, safe, probably made of wood and will attract visitors to the woodland area whilst at the same time stimulate thought…
Exciting possibilities at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales!