Trefor Prest Sculpture

the process of making my sculpture

Month: October, 2016

Thoughts Have Wings

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Last Saturday I attended the book launch of John McGlades book “Thoughts Have Wings,”published by Birdfish Books .

John is an old friend from way back and is something of a renaissance man. He is an artist, designer,and an intellectual as well as being a motorbike rider and an avid hang glider. And an all round good bloke to boot.

Since developing motor neurone disease he has completed his PHD (The Ephinomenal in Architecture and a Creative Sequence). He also began to write poetry, which brings us to “Thoughts Have Wings”.

I was quite gratified that he had included ” The Sculptor “, a poem that he had shown me some time ago. It is always revealing to see your work reflected in a different art form, a chance to see your work as others see it.

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The photo shows John and myself, holding John’s daughter, Emmanuelle in 1995

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Heat and Grunt

 

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This is an example of the  reassessment and reworking that takes place as the work progresses. I made the “acorn” shape above, but when it was attached I realised that I had got the scale wrong

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Here is mk2, smaller, and I have abandoned the ” acorn”. A little tongue has also appeared.

These photos show the davit  I am making to suspend the piece from. The one in the previous photos was a temporary one left over from something years ago. The main component is a stainless steel rod tapered and bent into shape around a cast iron wheel.This was also initially too big so  it was bent around two successively smaller wheels to get where it is now after much heat and grunt were expended.