Archive for February, 2015

DaDaDaDaaa

February 21, 2015

I am interested in different ways of representing music and have completed two works using the Taize song Stay With Me.
I have been working on this idea for many years. This year’s VAS exhibition in Edinburgh provided the impetus to get it finished, but it wasn’t accepted.
The first five bars of Beethoven’s 5th, using ripple sycamore, pear and ebony.

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There is a leaf shadow in this image.  I always photograph my work outside, which is sometimes a problem with the low winter sun.  I’ll replace the image when the work is finally completed.

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Mouse Manifesto

February 12, 2015

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“Elephant in the room” is an English metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is either being ignored or going unaddressed, also applying to obvious problems or risks no one wants to discuss. (Source:Wikipedia)                                                                                                                     We all live with a huge herd of elephants, some of which, of particular concern to me, are represented in this carving.  You won’t read honest discussion about these issues in newspapers or on television but there are many excellent articles by independent journalists on the web.  The heroic mouse is made by the Edinburgh silversmith Bryony Knox, seen before in the wee sleekit carving.

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