DIARY ENTRY 14 Dress Rehearsal Mayflower Steps Fri 19th June Finished two further large mirror boats as spares in the morning and then drove down to Plymouth for noon.
Stephan emailled me on Sunday night asking for at least four large boats to be ready for today!
DIARY ENTRY 12 Rehearsal Mayflower Steps 13th June I have made new sets of prototypes for the large boats, white and mirrored. Glorious day! Took the train down for morning rehearsal. Packed with people – lucky that the big boats were flat pack and I could put them on the luggage rack, and that a […]
Rehearsal Mayflower Steps Monday 8th June 2pm Stephan had asked me over the phone if I could make a prototype boat with sides higher than the original large prototype and also waterproof the boats with a view to the dancers launching them in the water at the end of the performance.
Laringytis 15th May Struck down with laryingitis . Made flag boat and pilgrim boats for my own amusement, using the basic boat template as a starting boat and then just seeing where my imagination took me . This project is prompting me to develop my own work in ways I never could have imagined which […]
DIARY ENTRY 9 Sketching of different configurations 3 May I have started to sketch out various configurations for boats by the series of blue doors along from the Mayflower steps. My current thoughts are that the boats shouldn’t be in the water at the beginning of the performance (after what happened […]
DIARY ENTRY 8 School Cross Curricular Project LIQUID LANDSCAPES has dovetailed beautifully with a new cross curricular project that we are starting in the school where I am part- time head of art. We had a lunchtime meeting with representatives from the following departments Art, History, Physics and Chemistry to […]
Maiden Voyage Maidencombe Another beautiful sunny day. We went down to Maidencombe beach this afternoon to see how the boats ( with waxed bottoms!) fared in more demanding conditions. These boats are all about 60cm in length, which is the maximum length I can get out of A2 card. I could try attaching two sheets […]
March 30, 2009 Coloured Boats I have experimented with recycled coloured card. The colours are slightly faded 1950s, reminiscent of old school exercise books. I made one boat in each colour and experimented with stacking them, arranging them in rows, circles and so on. I photographed them in the garden against the vivid green grass. […]
First Launch in France April 6 Have just got back from France. Next to where we were staying at my French in laws in Cluny there is an 18th century lavoir, high ceiling, dark still slow moving waters. A very grand, almost theatrical building for the most monotonous of tasks. Now a forgotten place, tucked […]
I had a few sheets of mirror card in my studio left over from a previous project, so I decided to cut out the boat net from these to see the effect. I also scaled up the net and cut out a larger boat (about 1metre in length); Stephan had mentioned the possibility of the […]