Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Stourhead plans

We went to Stourhead, the National Trust gardens in Wiltshire, to discuss possible Scraptor installations as  part of the Trust's  presentation from 2014 of how the First World War affected the estate and the community. There will be exhibits in the house about Harry Hoare, the heir to the property. The intended Scraptors contribution  would be eye-catching outside installations  illustrating aspects life before the War and how it changed for all in the community.  There was for example Ebenezer Stone, a groom in the stables, who lost both legs in the war. One of the planned installations will be about him. Like everything this project requires funding and sorting that is the next stage.
    The image above shows an officer of  the Dorset Yeomanry by the Pyramids.  Harry was killed with that regiment in the Middle East. 

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Frogs back in Scraptors sculpturemad garden from Braydon Maize Maze

 The Frogs are back in the Scraptors sculpturemad garden from a sojourn in the Braydon Maize Maze in Wiltshire. Anthony made them in 2009 for the Love London Recycled Sculpture Show at the London Wetland Centre in which he curated (see below). Also back from the Maze the Insect and Mondrian Man.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Bird Henge Trail and World War 1

 Anthony has been researching for the online ramblers' trail - the Bird Henge Trail - that will be created when we have created the Bird Henge which will be by a public footpath in the Wylye Valley in Wiltshire. The online trail will feature images of times past. The Bird Henge will be on the site of an army camp at Heytesbury. The image above shows soldiers in that camp and below is a soldier in an unidentified camp in the Valley. Images courtesy of Waminster Museum.