Week Beginning May 27th 2013 - My fourth week on site at Forfar Botanists Garden sees me begin work on the features that will be built into the south wall. With 5 name plaques to carve and two sculptures to form I have my work 'cut' out for me this week. After a trip...read more
My simple but very effective toolkit for walling...read more
Progress is being made towards realising my proposals for the new Community Park in Tranent. Under the project title of A Place Of No Importance? I have been preparing ideas that will have public participation as a major part of the final scheme. Sharing personal...read more
Recovering from a broken leg is not the ideal physical condition to be in at anytime, continuing with it whilst constructing a series of drystone walls some may say is just downright foolhardy! Nevertheless this is the position I find myself in as work continues on...read more
Though past the age where my complexion will benefit from the May Day morning dew, nevertheless the beginning of the month brought me my first early start for a long while! My leg is now well on the mend and site work is back on the agenda. Ground was broken today on...read more
The tale of the Forfar Botanists is an inspirational one. Five local men, who were all born into poverty, with little formal education, all achieved lasting fame for their contributions to botany. Their love of plants and their dedication took them to the far...read more
Application form completed, fee submitted there is now no turning back! After thinking about it for a long time I have finally decided to take the plunge and committed myself to taking part in this years Perthshire Open Studios. Public Art by definition is not a...read more
10000 year old cave paintings, a boat made from old wood, Trafalgar Square, children with piles! swinging Budgies and the High Line in New York - what do all these have to do with a neglected green space in Tranent? Find out...read more
Sequence of in progress pictures to show my method of creating a sphere and then transforming it into the completed...read more
After many months of hard graft building the drystone walls at Tonguey Field House the project is nearing completion with only the final touch to be added, installing the eight feature carvings that will become focal points within the walls. If I was given a choice...read more
Cities should be build for the comfort of inhabitants and the surprise of strangers.
– Paraphrased by Peter Wilson – close enough?