On a weekend excursion to explore the edges of this island we now live on I found this old man gazing out to sea!
|Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers, sculpture by Ray Lonsdale|
A patchwork of corten steel knits together to produce a seated 12 foot man with a troubled face that has perhaps seen too much of man's inhumanity to man.
You can find out more about the sculptor, Ray Lonsdale here
On a slightly different scale, the Hybrid Handmade workshop is full to the brim with commissions and projects. The workbench is in productive disarray.
|The Bench, May 2013|
I'm pulling together some beautiful ingredients - hydrangea petals, pearls and orchids with a generous sprinkling of silver and topped with a dash of fine silver bezel. This evening, I have made the tinniest pocket for the pearl to rest in and tomorrow I'll begin the larger housing for the orchid. More on that later mes amis!