Killick publication

I have a sense of reaching the final stage of this project, with fifteen sculptural objects made, fifteen short films completed and now a poetry pamphlet, with fifteen poems, each poem having fifteen lines. (The number fifteen relates to the number of bezants, which appear in Cornish heraldry).

I have cut the paper, printed one set of pages and sewn up the first pamphlet. Please have a look at my earlier research notes on the Killick project. Perhaps I just need to give the pamphlet one last look…

first copy of the hand sewn poetry pamphlet
stitching between text…

Camelia

Two boughs must have broken off in the wind/snow which swept the moor some weeks ago and I only noticed them yesterday. After trimming the boughs there were masses of beautiful flowered stems on the ground. I collected these up and left a note by the studio which read “please help yourself”…

I used four branches to make the killick, Camellia (see research notes on Killick)

So, the branches came from Bodmin Moor and the stone was found at Hannafore near Looe. The photographs show some of the making process in the studio, the sculpture in the garden, by the Camelia (top right) and under studio lighting, with shadow. I seem to have left the flowers in place…

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magnolia


Constructed from one of the rocks found in Cornwall on the shore near Looe and magnolia branch trimmings, Magnolia is a new killick.

There are three photographs below, the first documents part of the killick making process, followed by a close up of the rock, with the magnolia tree just visible in the background and a final photograph taken under studio lighting, with shadows (see blog notes on Killick Project).

Thank you for looking…

in the studio during the killick making process

close up of “magnolia” (with magnolia tree branch visible on the left)

magnolia under studio lighting, with shadows…

wire and stone

recent stone finds, destined for new work(s) or the continuation of a current project(?) together with snips of galvanised wire, coated in pvc – not a favourite material – I picked these up from the ground and could not seem to throw them away…