Standing stone

Standing stone

A sculptural installation for a private garden in the Lleyn Peninsula, Wales. Installed late summer 2009.

Responding to the brief to create a 'standing stone' which would belong in this ancient landscape as do the ancient stones placed by our ancestors. I sought to create a contemporary work which at the same time reflects mythological beliefs. The North-South solar alignment was laid out, using ancient techniques, at the Summer Solstice.

Stone 1
Natural stone selected at a local farm and placed at the North point of the alignment. Installed 'as is' to reflect perceived solidity - reality as we experience it.

Stone 2
Lines from a map of the garden, lanes and field boundaries around the installation site, drawn up into three-dimensions. I have used the mapped lines to create a link between this sculpture and the surrounding landscape.

Stone 3
Natural stone selected at a local farm and placed at the South point of the alignment. Woven over with a copper wire 'net' to enhance and reveal the energy field of the stone.

Digging holes and installing the sculptureJCB moving the stonesWeaving over the stone 

Current and forthcoming exhibitions

Gyosei Art Trail
Permanent sculpture trail along the canal in Milton Keynes. Arachne weaves is along the boardwalk between the canal and Willen Park.

Body weave V at The Open University
Ongoing
Sculpture walk showing work by various artists in the grounds of the Open University campus, Milton Keynes

Art in Salcey Forest
Ongoing exhibition of sculptures in this beautiful woodland - see map and guide for details.

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