At the edge.

Sculptural installation takes place for the 'Spinney' Village Green, Leysdown on Sea, Isle of Sheppey, U.K. The oak and stainless steel sculptural elements form part of a 'ring' focal point setting for the village. A new rose garden is now to be planted in the beds.

First images, however show the shell beach, not more than 100m from 'The Spinney'

The Speed of Ginko leaves.

Perhaps not a question asked everyday. How fast are Ginko tree leaves?

What do you mean - how fast are Ginko tree leaves?

Apart from the amazing myriad of variations upon the one single leaf form, and the amazing thing that it does, light conversion and sugar energy channels, veins - what an amazing structure, just swaying in the breeze.

smooth rays, dappled light, diffused rays - Smooth Rays swimming gracefully in fluid motion.

Yes, it's an observation of reflective design - what we see, how we connect and then of course - how do we move through the translation back to the everyday. How we interpret.

Back to the sugar though for a moment - perhaps one way to begin to get a sense of the speed of ginko leaves - the speed of movement through the fluid lines.

Ride a bike down a long hill. Now repeat this and imagine a tilt shift of around 2 degrees each time you come down.*

So, how fast are Ginko leaves?

I would say pretty fast indeed!

It's all a question of scale and ways of seeing.

* Ginko leaves are way, way faster.

Origin Trace Forms 002

More trees! Straight trees for straight boards of wood.

This time we are back at RBG Wakehurst Place, Sussex, U.K. on Pearcelands Wood shoreline.

Here the oak trees have been converted into oak stem butts ready for on-site saw milling into boards. Next week - images of the boards arriving at the workshop.

It's all around us.

As we move through the perceived notion of time, sometimes we may glimpse an almost snapshot like view of the creation of form.We of course exist mainly to our viewpoint in a physical and ever changing world of structure, mass and fluid. Sometimes in an instant you can glimpse a real sense of the passing of time in the fluid transition of the creation of landscape. Inspiration can of course come from anywhere, however, here though is a place that, as an artist, gives a channel to show and reflect the wonder of the things around us. The glaciated island forms of the Koster Archipelago, West Sweden.

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About 200 million years BC.

How old? Way back when, just to prove it, I incribed my intials here into these slab rocks.

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Over time some amonites became fossilised too. Just like this off cut of tree that I must of left lying around from an earlier project.


Time evaporates at an ever more alarming rate!