Finally managed to finish the life size ‘Catcher’and deliver it to the newest sculpture park in Germany, just north of Berlin called ‘Sculpture park Wesenburg’
here’s the story……
The sculpture freshly cast in pieces.
My brand new crane, just installed in the new foundry, liberating!
Put straight to good use!
Fred and Craig, getting used to the new kit.
Now we can suspend a large piece at a convenient angle to work on.
We drove to a town called Wesenburg in Mecklenburg north of Berlin, to install the work.
Stayed in this’Villa’ in the Sculpture park.
View of entrance to the galleries from kitchen wondow.
Works were being installed everywhere.
This is a ‘sound sculpture’
By Jake Cartwright.
He sampled the sounds of the park and composed a piece, then built this structure to house a hundred microphones.
This is Sollai Cartwright’s Carrara marble carving.
Taking its inspiration from a plan view of the lake.
Views and the white lake, full of Radon.
The hunting lodge in the park.
I walked in the forest on midsummers night and listened to literally hundreds of Nightingales in full song in the canopy!
Here he is ‘The Catcher ‘ installed on the outskits of that same forest.
I also recreated a section of my old studio from Butley. Very nice for me, as it would otherwise have ended up in a skip.
There’s also a monitor playing the ‘Thousand tides’film on loop.
The studio is now permanantly installed as a part of the exhibitions in the main galleries.
Here’s a snapshot of other dispaly’s.
The Inga King archive,
A famous Australian sculptor who died a few months ago at the age of 102!
Erwin Fabien another centenerian German, sculptor who settled in Australia, with an incredible story.
Berlin artist Michael Kustchbach’s ‘Walls’ were particularly nice..
One of the paths
On the opening day , Ambassedors and government officials gave very unphotogenic speeches, unlike ‘Dadeka’ the dancer suspended in the trees!
The night before the opening a storm blew through, whilst we were celebrating with a hundred guests in the local ‘Schloss’, with a monk hologram, a fire eater and a DJ in a habit. A tree consequently fell on my sculpture, a true collaboration.
It was cleared up, with wonderful German efficiency.
and a day after I left it happened again!…
A few pieces were knocked off, I have to be philosophical..
To prove the Sculpture was still ok, Jaquie Henshaw a wonderful photographer , sent me these shots.
I think thats it for now.
scroll on for previous postings , and checkout website for finished articles.
Sculptures are still on show at Messum’s 28 Cork St, London.
Until we meet again..