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
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.
Get the 70’s look…. ‘Electrum’ has been carefully created to give the illusion of flowing gold and silver. Layered with almost two thousand delicate pennants of textured, silvery coated foil, that gently shimmer in the air and transform into warm gold when illuminated.
I love experimenting with different media and materials, so I began playing with Pyrography as another art form. As always, whenever I start something, I don’t know when to stop. I would burn for four to five hours straight per day, everyday, so by the end of a week and a half, I had four completed projects. … Continue reading Medusa Pyrography
If you remember the 60’s, you really weren’t there
Much of this decade was about bright colours, groovy designs and music that came out of London. Kaleidosphere borrows its inspiration from the 60’s. Bright, fun and funky, it’s a delight for kids….big and small.
Constructed of multiple layers of hand cut, triangular, brightly coloured, woven wood paper.