Author Archives: Mark Stammers

About Mark Stammers

Is a Visual & Fine Artist making abstract Sculpture & Painting, public art and commissions.

Making a painting & comparing paintings over time

Here an unusual pallet that I have found several years ago with a collaboration in mind: painting to music. Following an introduction to the American musician Michael Mc Evoy, we discussed making a collaboration, my responsive painting and his responsive … Continue reading

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2016

A little about my art pieces so far This year began with a call out from Hull – a Moth For Amy, I made a small concept sketch for this and noted that Amy Johnson landed in Aleppo to refuel on … Continue reading

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PRESS & publicity for the Motional Figure

Some of the news and press publicity: An informative and nicely worded plaque has been placed next to the sculpture: http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/9575615.Motional_Figure_for_Olympic_inspiration/ http://www.surreycomet.co.uk/news/elmbridge/9575615.Motional_Figure_for_Olympic_inspiration/ For the opening event I prepared a pamphlet on the making process and people that worked with me in … Continue reading

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The INAUGURATION of the Public Art Piece the Motional Figure

The sculpture was loaded onto the trailer; we had bolted wheels to it to make it easy to move around. Driving from Chawston to Elmbridge took about 2 hours, The Motional Figure arriving at the X-cell Complex, With the Borough … Continue reading

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The finishing pieces to the Motional Figure

With the side loop completed and attached the finishing pieces were fabricated just before delivery, these were the spiral piece: The hemispheres made by Sapphire Spinners speed brackets welded And polished And tested on the spiral The Spiral being welded … Continue reading

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looking back at the conceptual development and model making to the Motional Figure

At some point it had been apparent that we wanted to install the piece ready for the London Olympics, sport had always been a major part of the piece’s creation. In order to be ready for this the sculpture was … Continue reading

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SOme more making of the Motional Figure

Lets look at the progress so far: all main pieces are fitted: Moving on from the main figure construction to the side loop pieces. These  were cut and assembled at the Watson & Brookman workshops, Chawston near Bedford. They recommended … Continue reading

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More making the Motional Figure

Just to update the progress:  Some interesting photos of welding the arch:   The unique complex 3-D curves to the rear leg piece needed very accurate cutting, I decided this required a full size template test, leading to a full size … Continue reading

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Where did I start making sculpture?

Motional Figure by mark Stammers © 2010 – arch part polished Here the arch’s edges have been ground to a smooth radius and initial polishing.   Motional Figure by Mark Stammers © 2010 – front leg polished  The front leg … Continue reading

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