The, ‘ Show ‘, is an annual event that celebrates rural pastimes and activities. Throughout East Yorkshire a number of villages and towns hold a, ‘ Show ‘, during the Summer months. This Cleveland Bay horse is a fine example of a breed that was developed in this area for heavy work.
Finally got back to carving and came up with a first attempt at creating a skull. A rook skull became the object of re-creation as I found a baby one which had fallen from the rookery in the local Church grounds. Each morning as I’m cooking breakfast I watch them soaring above the Scots pines in the church yard fascinated by their aerial acrobatics.
It was only to be expected, as the tide turned at Staithes the bottle floated out to sea and has found it’s way down the coast to Whitby Harbour. The party of visiting school children in their yellow jackets have found something they weren’t expecting to discover !
This image was inspired by a piece of Sculpture which has had a Gallery of Modern Art, MIMA, erected by it’s side. The sculpture is called ‘Bottle of Notes’ and was created in 1993 by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, artists who are well known for their large-scale public works. More from them here, http://www.oldenburgvanbruggen.com/largescaleprojects/bottleofnotes.htm. Now it’s been made and the Earths’ precious resources used let’s share it with others.
Having just moved to border country on the North East Coast, that is the border between North Yorkshire and what lies beyond, the couldn’t be missed opportunity to create yet another, One & Other, presented itself when I saw the Vertical Pier at Redcar for the first time.
The Redcar Beacon / Vertical Pier to the people of Sunny Redcar, as they wanted a traditional replacement for the one they used to have, shot to national fame when it was voted onto a shortlist of six projects announced by Building Design magazine. Its annual Carbuncle Cup competition claims to recognise the worst architectural projects. The cup proved to be beyond the grasp of Redcar, and they failed to bring it home. Perhaps they would have better luck with this version ?
This is a test post not a fence post. View from the top of Redcar Vertical Pier looking out across the Tees estuary wind farm and on towards Hartlepool, locally known as the ‘ Elta Skelta ‘.