I am currently working on a new piece for Black Swan's Secret Swans Art Trail.
After months of collecting and creating, I'm now in the final stages of my step in stone work for Step 2 at Westdown/Asham Quarry - with just a few more tentacles to make. Time is short and tentacles are long but I think I'll get there! Ideally, I would have liked to have made more work but time has constrained. Seeds were my starting point. Just as they have blown in to fertilise these ancient deserted rocky environments I envisaged large tumbleweed-like structures rolling around, like old man's beard seed heads growing there. Thoughts have evolved around life's energy force, neurons, repeat forms in nature, nature's persistence, sea creatures (see previous post on Crinoids)...
Rusting machinery and discarded mattress springs left in the quarries, old horseshoes (thanks to Luke Ellis) and other scrap found locally and donated - fossils of the modern era, remnants of past, have provided most of my material to make the work.