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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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