Paul had a mould made of one of his pieces last week. Thomas Winstanley from London Bronze Casting came to the studio and spent several days carefully applying the mould in layers.
The mould is now at the London Bronze Casting studio and we look forward to seeing the bronze cast in a few weeks. The finished sculpture will be ready for shows in the Spring.
Paul has now completed the Dove sculpture for the City Mission Church on the corner of Scrubs Lane and Harrow Road in West London. It was installed in the early hours of Saturday morning in order to avoid disrupting this busy intersection.
On its plinth it stands at 4.5 metres tall and as you approach the corner a 1/2 tonne of Carrara marble represents a dove in flight. At different times of day the light hits from different angles. Its a welcome addition to this busy corner, and as the foliage around the sculpture matures it will settle into its environment.
Paul worked alongside the local church to come up with the design and you can see the progression of the piece in these images.
In spite of the increasingly dark and gloomy weather, here at the studio thoughts of next Spring are keeping us positive. We are excited to announce that we have had confirmation of our stand at Chelsea Flower Show in May, so immediately we’ve started to plot and plan for this.
Pauls stand will positioned on Western Avenue (stand WA1) which is a great spot right beside the innovative Fresh Gardens and the food area! (For those who came this year, it’s nice and easy as it’s the same location).
We will be updating our progress over the coming months, but tickets are on sale to the public from December 1st so make a note in your diary!
Paul is currently working on pieces for an exhibition in January at the Royal Geographical Society on Exhibition Road in London. Here’s a sneak preview of one of the new pieces that will be included once finished.
Paul is showing with fellow artist Natasha Kumar and the exhibition will celebrate the the ancient Indian aesthetic of rasa.
More details to follow soon.
Paul was recently asked by Folk Clothing to collaborate on some pieces for their new Soho store on Great Windmill Street. Paul worked with Folk creator Cathal McAteer who is increasingly concentrating on design and interiors. Paul made all the marble work used in the store.