Do a darn good job of it. Life is art. What are you creating?
I don’t make business cards for a living, nor do I ever want to. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Art, sculptures, art furniture, interior decorating and interior design are what keep me up all hours of the night. However, when a friend of mine asked me to help them out with a unique… Continue reading A Penny for your Thoughts
A PAIR OF BRITISH AIRWAYS CONCORDE WATER GLASSES The perfect gift for the aviation enthusiast. Designed by Conran, exclusively for British Airways, crystalline glass made by Nachtmann (containing between 7-10% lead). This was the design by Conran for British Airways when it refurbished its branding of the interior of its Concorde Fleet. In the base of each glass is the British Airways “Speed Mark” from manufacture. The artist impression of Concorde in take-off has been laser etched to these glasses, commemorating its status in aviation history. The glasses are packed in a protected presentation box, that showcases their beauty.
In keeping with the theme of an interior design project, I designed and fabricated lead flashing over north and south facing dormer windows. To bring out the lovely bluish gray colouring it was oiled with linseed, allowed to penetrate and finally buffed until it gleamed.
Originally it was a flame can combustion chamber from a Russian Aircraft Soloviev D-30KU-154 Jet Engine but now it’s a sculpture by day and a magical light display at night. A little background…. The Soloviev D-30 is a Soviet two-shaft low-bypass turbofan engine, officially referred to as a “bypass turbojet.” Fitted to… Continue reading The Light of Kelad
My latest foray into aviation art, no less than a Concorde Engine Blade! It certainly is a spectacular piece of Rolls-Royce engineering. All the pieces that I use in aviation art have been in service. Now although it is quite spectacular as it is, as an artist, I need to add another dimension so that I… Continue reading Concorde Engine Blades
When we moved into this property, there was a horrible, wooden fence to the rear. When we decided that we were going to demolish the existing garage and build a studio, we thought it would be a good idea to replace the fence with a brick wall. The desire to create and express myself courses… Continue reading Designing the back wall of our property
Finally complete, Flying Sculpture Table. It’s a table, it’s a sculpture….it’s functional art.
I wanted to incorporate stylised delta wings and vortices for the Concorde Flange as the picture below shows.
Image depicts Concorde landing, with condensation showing its leading-edge vortices.
From images to sketches, to cardboard templates, an idea, a design, a concept had been born. Huge thanks to my brother-in-law for somehow managing to hold the Flange and keep three, very wobbly cardboard templates together long enough for me to take this picture.
You know, it’s times like these, you wish you were an octopus!
What once began life as a Flange from a Rolls-Royce Olympus turbo jet engine 593-610 from a British Airways Concorde, would soon turn into a piece of art, with a little imagination, design work and clever fabrication.