Paul travelled to Abu Dhabi last week to assist in the installation of the large heads seen at Chelsea last year. ‘Kissing Profiles’ are 2 large pieces made from solid Italian Carrara marble and weighing nearly 3 tonnes each!
They had been gently making their way by sea for a for the last few weeks and once they arrived safely Paul joined them to ensure the installation went smoothly.
One of Paul’s large pieces was installed last week in a fantastic garden in Oxfordshire. This graceful piece has done rather well for itself and now sits in the grounds of a beautiful 16th century house, built on the grounds of a Benedictine priory. Lucky thing!
Please excuse the delay, but we’re excited to inform you that Coombe Sculpture Garden opened its doors this week. Paul headed there straight from Chelsea to install and set up new work and polish and re-site existing works.
The garden is looking fantastic and apparently the lasagne being served up on the private view (Sunday) was divine.
They are open each weekend this month.
The radio silence on here will explain the distractions we’ve had for the past few weeks. Exhibiting at Chelsea Flower Show was a great pleasure and as always was a great opportunity to rub shoulders with the great and the good of the garden world. It’s lovely to get out of the studio and put Paul’s work out there in the public realm and also to catch up with many friendly faces that have become so familiar over the years.
As you would imagine, the weather plays its part in the experience and although there were some less desirable temperatures in general the mood was jovial and enthusiastic.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the preparations and build up of the stand, and also to those who made it to the show and passed by to say hello.
The frantic push has begun, to build Paul’s stand at Chelsea Flower Show! Paul and his team have been there since last week installing artwork, building structures and erecting the photography work of David Anthony Hall. You can see there are a number of new works going in, including the fabulous bronze piece completed recently.
It’s an incredible amount of work each year, but always such a great experience.
Please make sure you come and visit the stand (WA1 on Western Avenue). We will be putting up more images once its done, but you have to be there to get the full impact!
Anyone familiar with Coombe Sculpture Garden will know that this beautiful garden in Devon opens its doors each summer and offers the opportunity to see many pieces of Paul’s work in its stunning gardens.
This year it will be open from the 5th June until 28th June and is well worth the visit, for plant and art lovers alike.
Please have a look at their new website for more details and make sure you keep them in mind if you are passing through West Devon.