What a whirlwind few weeks, and as the dust settles and my return from my project in Waldshut, Germany, I seem to have become an award winning (more about that here), international artist!
Beautiful wildwood arches creating a magical room within the gardens of Much Ado Bookshop in Alfriston. The sculpture was installed to coincide with the Charleston Festival.
I'm really excited to announce I've been invited to join 5 other sculptors from across Europe to Waldshut-Tiengen in Germany to take part in "Symposium Workproject'.
What should've been a simple week of finishing the sculpture ready for delivery on the agreed day early next week, didn't quite go to plan
Photos from my amazing trip to Germany this summer. Where I created a sculpture for a Black Forest Village celebrating it's 750th Jubilee
Wood and letter carving is such a rewarding process, working with the wood, following the grain. Seeing and understanding how the tree has grown through its life is a really satisfying. From simple house signs, memorial panels, complex hand-carved shop fronts and stand alone sculpture. If you can imagine it, I can carve it!
Sculpture doesn't end with traditional carving - Nature provides us with so much to play with. I use this freely given material to create visually stunning pieces for public spaces or private collectors. When ever time permits work will be offered for sale through my soon to be added shop on this web site.
Keith worked to budget, and came up with several money-saving ideas – but more importantly, he talked through the project with us and took the time to understand what we wanted and needed – and he delivered a sign that we are absolutely delighted with – we receive compliments on it almost every day. Keith’s responsible, creative and wonderfully talented!
Following my amazing visit to Germany back in the Autumn, I was massively honoured to be approached by this beautiful German village on the edge of the Black Forest to help them celebrate their 750th anniversary celebrations this summer
The gateway takes the form of a living sculpture. The design set out to reflect both the agriculture and the rural and industrial history of the village using locally-sourced materials.
All materials used are natural and sympathetic to their environment. The gateway is intended to be allowed to weather and grow, and will require very little maintenance so that it will mirror the natural growth and decay of its beautiful Sussex surroundings.
A dedicated website for the Village Gateway can be found here