Sunday, 8 November 2009

looking closer and creating playfully

The Barton, home of Shillingford Organics, hosted a visit from Denbury Primary who were following up their morning visit to the Synagogue with a celebration of food! Whilst Jo, my wife, took half the group visiting the packing shed, poly tunnels and compost heaps I worked the others on a sculpture project.
The project started with a link to their morning visit with an introduction to the Sukka, the shelter made as part of the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot, then led into observational drawing of leaves up and down the farm and concluded with willow and fabric shelter sculptures.
It was so good creating work outside surrounded by the source material of your work. Our field became full of work areas and our shelters expanded as we dodged the showers, designed in pastel and paint and constructed in willow! A lovely counterpoint to the OFSTED inspection at St Davids in morning.

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