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Cornish Landscape

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Views from the top of a sacred hill here in the far West of Cornwall. This is probably the most inspirational andmost special place to me. I spent the evening lying on the grass looking at the sky:¬)


My local harbour and artist colony St Ives.

Inspiration

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Sculpture

Apennine - Giambologna 1570


River God - Giambologna 1575Philip Jackson Modern day



Australian artist Peter Schipperheyn.Modern day


Poetry

And so she comes to dream herself the tree,
The wind possessing her, weaving her young veins,
Holding her to the sky and its quick blue,
Drowning the fever of her hands in sunlight.
She has no memory, nor fear, nor hope
beyond the grass and shadows at her feet.
- Hart Crane, Abstract Garden, 1932



And so she turns inward on herself
The breeze caressing her, brushing her smooth skin,
Her bright face gazing still. The wind
whispering darkly secrets of her past.
She has no thought nor cares, nor words
except to gently brush away the petals falling on her heart.
- Ken Morrill, Under the Tree

Split personality

I was tempted to call this blog 'All About Me' or 'The center Of The Universe' or some such, seeing as it is going to be selfishly devoted to me and my attempts to succeed as a sculptor. The 'Split personality' is the illustrator on the one side and the sculptor on the other.

The aim of this blog is to keep a door open. A door of opportunity, held open just enough to allow a sliver of light to pierce the darkness. When the time is right I hope to escape through this door and fulfill what I believe to be my artistic destiny.

I've always loved an overdramatic opening:¬) yet compared to the trials and tribulations of some people I know, it's self indulgence to the nth degree. But having said that sculpture is important to me.

This blog will concentrate on things that inspire me artistically, include some preliminary sketches and eventually images of actual sculpture.

Sculpture was my one escape. When I was a kid I used to retreat to the sanctuary of the art ro…