Looking out to Sea - New Horizons part 5

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!