Summer Clouds in a Winter Sky

My site specific installation went ahead in December after several attempts at finding the right method of hanging the clouds.  The clouds were too heavy to be individually hung on poles as I had hoped but, in the end, we managed to suspend them from a nylon rope strung between the trees in the hedge.  The…

Clouds Mark II

Making Clouds Building on my first experiment making clouds for my installation I created an even bigger 3-D cloud using balloons and expanding foam. I used inflated balloons to create the core or shape of my cloud.  The balloons were stuck together with two sided tape and built up until I had roughly the shape…

Clouds Mark I

Making Clouds My first experiment with cloud making involves expanding foam.   I sprayed the foam in layers to build up the cloud shape allowing each layer to fully expand and harden before applying the next. For a first attempt it went surprisingly well.  Several observations: To achieve the size I want will require a…

Site Specific Proposal

Summer Clouds in a Winter Sky My back garden is the site of my installation.  We back up to a farmer’s field and have expansive views of the countryside and most importantly the sky. The area is obliquely visible from the road and more directly, if at a distance, from a public pathway.  Walkers and…

Encaustic Collage Study 1

  Encaustic Collage Study #1 6×6 inch encaustic painting on fragment of Ordinance Survey map This is my first small study of a cloudscape painted on a scrap of map glued to board. Encaustic paint is a perfect vehicle for mixed media work. By using less pigment and more medium to paint with I have…