As yet 'Untitled' - Recycled pine and Perspex 20x20x20cm
Jason, 2007Lime wood, acrylic paint52 x 15 x 11.5 cm
Nikole, 2008Lime wood, acrylic paint 51 x 15 x 10 cm
Wooden house and sketch book
Sketchbook detail, (and my feet)
Synchronised beer carrying at the Talbot, Knightwick.
Board games on our Retrotec Stall
The Sidney Nolan Trust played host to a wood-carving Master Class with Nick Lloyd. I had a fantastic time and felt SO at home with the other members of the class (and the staff at the Rodd Gallery). I felt as though I was part of a long standing tradition in the arts. It gave me so much confidence. I now KNOW I am pursuing the right path. I was able to read books about sculptors, (notably, Isamu Noguchi, one of my faves), be amongst other artists and most importantly, I was surrounded by the sculptures produced by artists from around the world. I felt so normal. It's hard to explain, but I need to spend more time in environments like this...not even an art college has the same ambience or energy?, (for want of a better word.) I am planning to do a stone carving weekend as soon as one becomes available. The whole experience has shown me there is another way of doing things, you just have to get out of the bubble you're in to find it.