Rievaulx Terrace. “A Tale of Two Sketchbooks.”

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Rievaulx Winged Mule Sheep. 2019

Stone base from Rievaulx’s Ionic Temple. The column. capital and Winged Sheep are carved lime mortar (Stucco).

Overall height 2m.

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 Temple Sheep. 2019.

Hand carved stucco (lime mortar).

Length 2.3m

As I developed the body of work that became “A Tale of Two Sketchbooks”, I carved three stone sculptures inspired by the 18th Century, the time of Rievaulx Terraces’s construction.

These three Sheep sculptures were exhibited at the 2018 Art Show at the Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

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Rievaulx I 2018.

Portland limestone.

Height 400mm.

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Tadcaster limestone.

Height 400mm

This sculpture references the Greek “Herm” or “Herma”. Four 18th century  herms act as candle stands within Rievaulx’s Ionic Temple banqueting chamber.

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Rievaulx III. 2018

Cornish Polyphant stone.

Overall height (including plinth) 650mm

A blue faced Leicester carved in the style of a Canova portrait.

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“A Tale of Two Sketchbooks.” 2019

A research-based installation in collaboration with Rachel Omerod.

Exhibited in the old kitchen beneath the banqueting chamber of the Ionic Temple, Rievaulx Terrace, Helmsley, North Yorkshire.

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Sheep sculptures (dining table and mantle piece) exhibited in the banqueting chamber of the Ionic Temple, Rievaulx Terrace, Helmsley, North Yorkshire. 2019.

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Click on the above image to read a review of this exhibition.