Exhibiting at Sculpture and Plants

By Ashley, 06/12/2012 3:55 pm

I am exhibiting my Vidente at Sculpture and Plants in the idyllic gardens at Hall Farm.

The exhibition dates are 16th – 24th June.

Held annually at Hall Farm, Harpswell, in Lincolnshire the event combines the best in contemporary sculpture with one of the county’s well established show gardens. Hall Farm garden has been developed over the last 20 years by plantswoman Pam Tatam and it provides the ideal setting for large and small scale artworks with intimate garden “rooms” alongside open vistas.

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Siting sculptures at Kingham Lodge

By Ashley, 05/10/2012 1:44 pm

A rainy day siting my recycled metal sculptures at Kingham Lodge sculpture exhibition.

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Exhibiting Sculpture at Kingham Lodge

By Ashley, 04/26/2012 11:50 am

I am pleased to announce that I will be exhibiting my sculpture at Kingham Lodge.

Here is a list of sculptures I will be showing:

North Oxfordshire Artweeks takes place Sat 5th to Sun 13th May 2012. Kingham Lodge, in the heart of Kingham village, will be host to over 30 sculptors with more than 150 sculptures on display in the five acres of landscaped gardens.

For more info visit: Sculpture at Kingham Lodge

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Visit to Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny

By Ashley, 09/28/2011 10:13 am

Visiting, Impressionist artist, Monet’s garden in Giverny was like a pilgrimage to me. To see one of my favorite artist’s legacy – where he painted some of his most important works. Paintings, such as his water lilly series, that opened to the way to abstraction.

I must admit I did not expect the gardens or the house to live up to all the hype but I am delighted to to say they did! In fact, the gardens were one of our holiday highlights – my wife and my children loved it as much as me.

Anyway here a just a few of the pics I took:

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Photos from exhibition at Williams Art, Cambridge

By Ashley, 09/27/2011 2:08 pm

Thought I would post a few photos of some of the sculpture and furniture from my Lost & Foundry 2 exhibition at Williams Art in Cambridge.

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Yellow Hat – metal head sculpture

This is a real fun piece and I really enjoyed making this. It is another sculpture that almost made it’s self – in that I looked at assortment of parts and see a hat, hair and a head. And it is always a good feeling to recycle found objects to create art.

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Combine 1 – sculpture created from combine harvester

Combine 1 is created from many blade holders originally used on a combine harvester. Four blades are welded together to create a diamond then the six diamonds are joined and finally mounted on the beech base. I recently exhibited it at my Lost & Foundry 2 exhibition at Williams Art in Cambridge.

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Steel Life

This sculpture is created from a collection of farm tools and parts that date back over a lifetime of work on the farm.

I am a huge fan of the late and great sculptor David Smith and based my dissertation on his and Caro’s work and methods. And I freely admit he has influenced much of my work.

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Lost & Foundry 2 – Williams Art

By Ashley, 09/13/2011 9:08 am

I am pleased to announce that I will be exhibiting again at Williams Art Gallery in Gwydir Street, Cambridge. All of the work, much of it new, is created from found objects and recycled materials. This includes sculpture and furniture.

“Ashley’s ability to see art, function and humour in discarded materials – and metalwork in particular – singles his work out from everybody else’s.”

This exhibition is for one week only.

Meet Ashley on Saturday 17th between 3 and 5pm.

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Lean On Me – Sculpture in the Sanctuary

By Ashley, 07/27/2011 9:55 am

Many people have asked what is the meaning behind Lean On Me. I prefer the viewer to find their own meaning but here is part of my thought process: This sculpture is metaphor for the unsung heroes – for the down trodden – the big, heavy and primary coloured red and yellow girders are supported by the smaller and calmer blue section. However, it is in fact the smallest and insignificant green (secondary colour) angle that holds the whole sculpture together.

Lean On Me is made from reclaimed scrap metal including RSJ beams and box section. This metal sculpture has been a labour of love, needing countless coats of car paint and lacquer. Not to mention the rubbing down between coats and masking off each section and the hastle of moving it. However, I am very happy with the end result and am looking forward to seeing it on show.

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