Man & machine is a short documentary by the film maker George Horne. It features the creation of a couple of chainsaw carvings, explains some of my background and the design process that goes into every sculpture I make.
This sculpture is made from a standing tree trunk in the outdoor play space of the pre school at Brownlow School, Melton Mowbray. The sculpture is intended to inspire the children to read and so depicts a stack of books. On the top of the stack there are two open books out of which a representation of a story appears. The back book shows a bean stalk with a large set of boots climbing down it and the front book shows a castle tower with a dragon climbing it.
This project was commissioned by Broxtowe Borough Council and was carved into a standing dead Chestnut tree. The tree had been their for so long that over the years the local kids had carved there names into the trunk.
This is my latest style of outdoor Abstract sculpture and is made using a combination of painted steel and oak. This sculpture is currently on display at the Delamore Arts exhibition which is on through out the month of May. For further information about the show please see www.delamore-art.co.uk