Chameleon – Artist-in-Residence work

Chameleon - sited in All Hallows Wood, Cranmore, 3/7/09

Chameleon - sited in All Hallows Wood, Cranmore, 3/7/09

Chameleon - detail

Chameleon - detail

Chameleon on site - All Hallows wood, Cranmore

Chameleon on site - All Hallows wood, Cranmore

Chameleon on site - All Hallows wood, Cranmore

Since the beginning of June I have been working on a Chameleon sculpture – commissioned by All Hallows Prep School, East Cranmore, as part of my Artist-in-Residence work at the school.  The brief post has also included some Drawing Workshops with Year 7 groups and an opportunity for the children to work with me on the wire Chameleon in their woodland on ‘Earth Day’ (18th June).  The sculpture will be sited as a permanent fixture in All Hallows’ woodland from July.  Below are some photos of its progress.

'Earth Day' at All Hallows - children working on the Chameleon with me

'Earth Day' at All Hallows - children working on the Chameleon with me

Working on the steel and wire Chameleon in my garden

Working on the steel and wire Chameleon in my garden

Wildlife Artist of the Year ’09 Exhibition – Mall Galleries, London

One of my favourite pieces – Dung Beetle and Ball (version II) – won first prize in the 3-d category of this conservation-linked Exhibition, headed by David Shepherd, so I am thrilled!  Having only just managed to deliver it in the nick of time, (via a hasty train ride up to London with my young son + friend in tow, who were treated to a trip to the Dungeons after delivery), I am extremely happy it all worked out!  The Exhibition runs from 1st – 6th June.

Dung Beetle and Ball II - prizewinner!

Dung Beetle and Ball II - prizewinner!