Posts Tagged ‘landscape’

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JIRI MOUNTAIN TEA LINE

24/10/2016

JIRI MOUNTAIN TEA LINE Made for the Jirisan International Art and Nature festival in Hadong, South Korea, the work is about balance. The mountain connects heaven to earth. Water from the Jiri mountains flows down into the Seomjin River. The river gives life and biodiversity to the region. The line of twelve stones aligned with […]






2016 | Commissions, Works Outside | Media: , , , | Tags: , , , , , ,
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Ponderosa Whirlpool

30/09/2016

  Ponderoas whirlpool has been made for Blackfoot pathways, Sculpture in the Wild in Lincoln, Montana and is the 8th work here to be made in place. It is 46′ in diameter and made entirely of beetle killed pine and fir with stone pebbles in between and one boulder at the bottom of the vortex, […]






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THE WANDERING

21/05/2016

  THE WANDERING A work commissioned by the State of Western Australia for the site of the new Perth Stadium, sited on the south bank of the Swan River, overlooking the city to the west. The wall was made by three Cornish hedgers from Roger Clemens Ltd, Cornwall: Dan Murray, Alan Wherry and Jamie Merrick. Alan […]






2016 | Commissions, Uncategorized, Works Outside | Media: , , , , | Tags: , , , , ,
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CEYLON II

23/11/2015

1 was born in Ceylon in 1948, the year of independence. Both my parents families worked in tea. My mother’s great grandfather set up Mackwoods – the famous tea growers, still producing world quality tea now. My parents left Ceylon in 1954 when I was 6 and I didn’t return until 1987 when I was […]






2015 | Mapping, Maps, Mushrooms, Text Works | Media: , , , , , , | Tags: , , , , , ,
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Exchange

22/08/2015

EXCHANGE  – Fine Foundation Gallery, Durlston Castle, Swanage, Dorset, UK August 15th – 31st, 2015 The Exhibition is the result of two years collaboration between myself and Kay Syrad about 3 farms in Dorset for The Art and Climate Change organisation – Cape Farewell. The work is centred around a Leather bound A2 sized book, […]






2015 | Artist Books, Exhibitions, Mapping, Maps, Portraits, Text Works | Media: , , , , , , , | Tags: , , , , , ,
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The Birth of Energy

12/06/2015

At the weekend we opened the Birth of Energy at Neddernhof, the last in a trilogy of works for the Edmund Siemers-Stiftung. There is a small exhibition of drawings in the gallery close to the house. The trees are planted and the work is on its way. I predict that in 60 years when the trees are […]






2015 | Commissions | Media: , , , , | Tags: , , , , ,
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The Birth of Energy at Neddernhof

10/09/2014

The Birth of Energy is the third in the trilogy of works by myself, commissioned by the Siemers Stiftung at Neddernhof, South of Hamburg in Germany. It is constructed out of 30 tones of white/grey sandstone laid in a whirlpool pattern within an 18 m. diameter circle, with 15 glacial boulders spiraling into the circle […]






2014 | Commissions, Works Outside | Media: , , | Tags: , , , , , ,
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Plant 53

01/09/2014

Plant 53 – 2014 A mono print of scanned plant. A cubit of turf was taken from near the escarpment on Dollens farm, Sydling St Nicholas, Dorset. Out of the many thousands of plants within this cubit, 60 clumps or individual plants were taken and scanned in black and white. This is the 53rd plant […]






2014 | Prints, Works For Sale | Media: | Tags: , , , ,
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Installation for Oppland Artcentre, Lillehammer, Norway

15/06/2014

Landscapes, The Social Construction of Nature and The Environment Curator – Patrick Huse The opening show of this new artist run gallery in Lillehammer. Inside: Chris Drury and Svein Flygari Johansen Outside around the town: Jannecke Lønne Christiansen, Anna Widén, Marit Hosar, Marit Arnekleive, Egil Martin Kurdøl, Ådne Løvstad. The Exhibition runs from 15th June […]






2014 | Exhibitions | Media: | Tags: , , , , ,
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Log Wave, Ashland community project, Milton Keynes

30/05/2014

This work was made for the Ashland housing development community project in Milton Keynes. The project started in October 2012 and was finally constructed in May 2014. The idea was to make something which kids and adults in the community could use and to look at the whole piece of adjoining Parks Trust land. The […]






2014 | Commissions, Works Outside | Media: , | Tags: , , , ,
Land Water Vessel and Looking North

Land Water and Language

05/09/2011

Taigh Chearsabghagh Museum and Arts Centre, North Uist, Western Isles – 4th September – 30th October 2010 Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Sleat, Isle of Skye – 27th November 2010 – 5th March 2011 Dovecot, Edinburgh – 5th August  – 5th September 2011 Funded By Taigh Chearsabhagh and Creative Scotland, curated by Andy Mackinnon The project began […]






2011 | Exhibitions | Media: , , , | Tags: , , , , , ,
Carbon Sink (floor) Wind Vortices and Dust to Dust, Ashes to Ashes (walls)

EcoArt

01/01/2011

Pori Museum of Art, Pori Finland Curated by John Grande and Pia Hovi-Assad. This was a survey exhibition with historical work (Smithson, Christo etc) with more contemporary artists around the theme of ecology.






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Looking South From Eaval

05/05/2010

An image made up of all the names of lochs and hills visible from this point on Eaval, North Uist. Printed onto archival artists paper in 6 point. 107 x 148 cm. – edition of 3  –  £8000






2010 | Prints, Text & Words | Media: | Tags: , , , ,
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Looking North from Eaval

05/04/2010

a work in 5 parts, the total image is the same as land and Water, but it is made up of all the names of all the lochs and hills visible from this same point, printed onto archival artists paper in 6 point. The work is in 5 parts; Sections 1,3 and 5 are in […]






2010 | Prints, Text & Words | Media: | Tags: , , , ,
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Land and Water

02/03/2010

A photogravure in 5 parts from a view looking north from Eaval on North Uist, prior to canoeing across this flow country over the following two days. – Each 45 x 61 cm, 225 x 61 cm overall – Edition of 7 various collections – 5 available






2010 | Photoworks, Prints | Media: | Tags: , , ,
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Sky Mountain Chamber

01/01/2010

Arte Sella, Sella Valley, Borgo Valsugana, Italy (artesella@yahoo.it +39 461 751251) Made as a permanent installation for Arte Sella in the Trento region of Italy, this work is built from 150 tons of limestone and sits within a group of pine trees in the beautiful high Sella valley. The work pays homage in its shape […]






2010 | Cloud Chambers | Media: , | Tags: , , , , ,
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Breath / Anail

14/03/2009

Made in collaboration with Andy Mackinnon at Taigh Chearsabhagh in North Uist, this is a looped video of a continually breaking wave, with the words BREATH and ANAIL (Gaelic for breath), fading in and out of the wave on a 1 minute 40 second cycle. Silent, HD Video. Edition of 50.






2009 | Videos | Media: | Tags: , , , ,
Sierra Cloud Chamber (reconstructed on the roof of the Nevada Museum of Art)

Mushrooms | Clouds

01/08/2008

CHRIS DRURY   Mushrooms | Clouds – Nevada Museum of Art, Reno  A one person show about use and abuse of land in Nevada with an over reaching theme of life, death and regeneration. Funded by Nevada Museum of Art and the For-Site Foundation. The work was a result of several collaborations: With the Staff and […]






2008 | Exhibitions | Media: , , | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , Comments (0)
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Shake Before Using

01/06/2008

Installation view of Of Earth and Blood – fingerprints made with hand prints in two colors of local earth. Museum Artiumof Álava, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.






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Shattered Peace, Broken Promises

14/03/2008

A column of smoke from a burning sage bundle, subjected to the sound of an explosion. HD looped video in sequences of  10 minutes. Silent. edited with Alice Ross.






2008 | Videos | Media: | Tags: , , , , ,
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The Way of White Clouds

07/03/2008

A looped video of a white cloudy liquid entering into still black water. HD video in a looped sequences of one minute 20 seconds. Silent. Edition of 6. Edited with Alice Ross  






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Sunrise through the Equinox line at the Vernal equinox

Equinox Line

23/01/2008

A site-specific private commission in Neddernhof, nr Hamburg, Germany The work comprises a mound with a stone lined site line through it, running East west, with marker standing stones either end aligned to the sunrise and sunset on the equinoxes. In 2007 Hans Edmund Siemers asked me to return to Neddernhof to make another proposal […]






2008 | Commissions, Works Outside | Media: , , | Tags: , , , , , , Comments (0)
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Moving Towards A Balanced Earth

01/01/2008

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa, Tongarewa, Wellington Installation view of Spore Waves a projection of a mushroom spore print onto the surface of a mirror pool. The pool has an electrical pulse going through it, which distorts and creates waves in the reflected image on the wall.  






2008 | Exhibitions | Media: , , | Tags: , , , , , Comments (0)
Wind Vortices

Wind Vortices

04/07/2007

  Wind Vortices – Sky Blu, Antarctica  – Inkjet print  – 717 x 1506 mm – edition 2/4 Wind Vortex – Sky Blu, Antarctica – Inkjet print  – 975 x 716 mm – edition 4/4 sold out Wind Vortices Drawing – embossed artists paper – 760 x 670 mm. edition 3/4 Sky Blu is an […]






2007 | Antarctica, Antartica, Mapping, Prints | Media: , | Tags: , , , , ,
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Iceprint 1, 2, 3

05/01/2007

 Iceprint I – Sky Blu, Antarctica, – Inkjet print  – 662 x 868 mm Iceprint 2   – Sky Blu, Antarctica, – Inkjet prints  – 652 x 888 Iceprint 3  – Sky Blu, Antarctica, – Inkjet prints –   648 x 888 mm    






2007 | Antarctica, Antartica, Mapping, Prints | Media: | Tags: , , , ,
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Icedagger

05/01/2007

Sky Blu, Antarctica, Inkjet print,  919 x 678 mm, ed. ¼






2007 | Antarctica, Antartica, Mapping, Prints | Media: | Tags: , , , ,
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Cloud Igloo

04/01/2007

Antarctica – Inkjet print  – 1970 x 1658 mm – edition 2/4






2007 | Antarctica, Antartica, Mapping, Prints | Media: | Tags: , , , ,
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Icevoid

04/01/2007

Antarctica, – Inkjet print  –  920 x 900 mm  – edition 3/9






2007 | Antarctica, Antartica, Mapping, Prints | Media: | Tags: , , , ,
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Iceprint

04/01/2007

Iceprint 1 Sky Blu, Antarctica, – Inkjet print –  662 x 868 mm – edition 2/4 Iceprint 2 Sky Blu, Antarctica, – inkjet print – 652 x 888 cm – edition 2/4 Iceprint 3, Sky Blu, Antarctica, – inkjet print – 648 x 888 cm – edition 1/4    






2007 | Prints | Media: | Tags: , , , ,
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Brocken Spectre

04/01/2007

Lanzarote Nunatac, Sky Blu, Antarctica, – Inkjet print  – 692 x 888 mm  






2007 | Antarctica, Antartica, Mapping, Prints | Media: | Tags: , , , ,
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24 Hour Mountain and 24 Hour Iceberg

14/03/2006

24 Hour Mountain, Antarctica  2006 A mountain filmed from across the bay on Rothera Point at the British Antarctic Survey base, for 3 minutes every hour, for 24 hours on the longest day of 22nd December 2006. A looped HD video – 30 minutes 24 Hour Mountain, Iceberg  2006 An iceberg filmed in the bay […]






2006 | Videos | Media: | Tags: , , , ,
Star Chamber

Star Chamber

01/01/2006

Dyer Observatory, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee The work is a collaboration with astronomers at the Dyer Observatory, connected to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. The idea was to try to demonstrate how the Earth moves around the sun in an ellipse. If you were to photograph the sun from the same spot, at the same […]






2006 | Cloud Chambers | Media: , , | Tags: , , , , , , ,
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SPORE WAVES

14/03/2005

A mushroom spore print on a glass slide, projected at night onto the surface of a small creek in Ohio, and bounced onto a stone wall lining the water. The image on the wall, with wave patterns flowing through it,  is filmed in low definition video. Looped video in 3 minute cycles. Edition of 6. […]






2005 | Videos | Media: | Tags: , , , , , , ,
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Whorls

01/01/2005

  Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, California This was a project with a large woven work around a redwood tree outside, highlighting the flow of sap in trees and two installations in the gallery; one of the vortices in the body, as fingerprints from 25 local people in earth on the walls, and the other as […]






2005 | Exhibitions | Media: , , , | Tags: , , , , , , ,
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Heart of Stone

01/01/2004

Stephen Lacey Galley, London. Heart of Stone installation – slate on wood frame – dimensions variable. The form is from blood flow patterns in the heart. Also installations at Aberystwyth University Art Gallery and at Oriel Mostyn in Llandudno. Blood flow patterns in Welsh slate on wood frame. 498 x 860 x 30 cm






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Tumulus and Dew Pond

05/03/2003

Inkjet print in an edition of 6 – 68 x 50 cm.






2003 | Photoworks, Prints | Media: | Tags: , ,
Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky

Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky

30/01/2003

North Caroline Museum Of Art, USA Partly built under ground, beneath some large trees on a wooded slope in the grounds of the North Carolina Museum Of Art, the work is the first in a series commissioned for the Museums outdoor sculpture trail. The piece was also commissioned to coincide with the opening of their […]






2003 | Cloud Chambers, Works Outside | Media: , , , | Tags: , , , , ,
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Suilven

05/09/2002

Digital duratrans prints in light boxes. – 228 x 62 x 10 cm overall,  – ed. 1






2002 | Photoworks, Prints | Media: | Tags: , , ,
Reed Chamber

Reed Chamber

30/01/2002

Wildfowl and Wetland Centre, Arundel, Sussex, UK  – funded by WWT Arundel, S.E.Arts, West Sussex County Council and Arun District Council. This chamber, made on a floating boardwalk within a reed bed, thatched with reeds and via a lens and mirror, projects the image of waving reed tops within. The structure is made from willow […]






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Eden Cloud Chamber

Eden Cloud Chamber

30/01/2002

  Eden Project, Cornwall, UK Made from 120 tonnes of Cornish Slate, the work is sited on the end of a large granite wall (in ‘Wild Cornwall’), which together with a parallel wall forms a cut lane. You walk down this tunnel of a lane and into a passageway in the wall and thus into […]






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Holding Light

01/01/2000

  Fabrica, Brighton, UK A 10m high woven double dome in hazel and willow as a one-month installation on the theme of shelter. Commissioned by Fabrica, funded by National Arts Lottery and Brighton & Hove Council.






2000 | Exhibitions | Media: , | Tags: , , , , , Comments (0)
Coppice Cloud Chamber

Coppice Cloud Chamber

30/01/1998

Kings Wood, Challock, Kent.   Commissioners: Forest Enterprise, Kentish Stour Countryside Project and Stour Valley Art Project. This chamber was 6m wide and 5m high, made of over three thousand stacked coppiced chestnut logs built into a steep bank over an old flint pit. There was a small Z-shaped passageway in and a lens in […]






1998 | Cloud Chambers, Works Outside | Media: , | Tags: , , , , ,
Hut of the Shadows

Both Nam Faileas: Hut Of The Shadow

30/01/1997

Lochmaddy, North Uist, Western Isles. 1997 Winner of the Natures Prize, Scottish Environmental Award & 1998 commendation from The Association for the protection of Rural Scotland. Commissioners: Taigh Chearsabhagh arts Centre with the Scottish Arts Council. Located on the end of a spit of land and surrounded by sea, islands and sky, the work is […]






1997 | Cloud Chambers, Works Outside | Media: , , , , | Tags: , , , , ,
Cedar Log Sky Chamber

Cedar Log Sky Chamber

30/01/1996

Okawa Village, Kochi Province, Japan. Commissioners: Kochi District Council, Forest Policy Division. This chamber is 3m wide by 4m high with octagonal ground plan and built in notched logs, thatched with cedar bark. It has a small lens in the top which projects an image of trees and clouds on to a wooden floor. It […]






1996 | Cloud Chambers, Works Outside | Media: , , , | Tags: , , , , , ,
Wave Chamber

Wave Chamber

30/01/1995

Kielder Water and Forest Park, Northumberland.   ‘Wave Chamber’ was commissioned for the shore of Kielder Reservoir by Kielder Partnership, in particular Northumbrian Water and Forest Enterprise, as part of Visual Arts UK 1996 in the North of England. The 4m tall dry-stone beehive hut, made from 80 tons of stone, works as a camera […]






1995 | Cloud Chambers, Uncategorized, Works Outside | Media: , , | Tags: , , , , ,
Cloud Chamber for the Trees and Sky

Tyrebagger Cloud Chamber

30/01/1994

Commissioners: Forestry Enterprise, Aberdeen District Council. Commissioned as part of a Forest Sculpture Trail in a much-used public forest, three miles from Aberdeen. Local reaction to the proposed scheme was sceptical as people didn’t want their trees messed about with. In view of this I put the work underground, making an ‘invisible’ sculpture. The work […]






1994 | Cloud Chambers, Works Outside | Media: , , , | Tags: , , , , ,
St James Cloud Chamber

St James Cloud Chamber

30/01/1993

St. James, Piccadilly, London.  Commissioners: Rebecca Hossack Gallery. Made as a temporary installation in the sculpture garden of St. James. This quiet garden in the centre of London is a place of refuge for the homeless and a peaceful retreat for office workers. The sculpture therefore works as a silent meditative space as well as […]






1993 | Cloud Chambers, Works Outside | Media: , , | Tags: , , , , , ,
Clohan Cloud Chamber

Clohan Cloud Chamber

16/07/1992

Made for a solo exhibition at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. The work is made from 70 tons of rock,  with a wooden door and a white screed floor.






1992 | Cloud Chambers, Works Outside | Media: , | Tags: , , , , ,
Wicklow Cloud Chamber

Wicklow Cloud Chamber

16/08/1990

Made during a two week ‘Bogland Symposium’ in the Wicklow Mountains of Ireland, the work is built into a ruined wall and has a small aperture in the roof. entrance in and out are through curved passageways. I camped out here and the whole work was constructed with stone on the site.






1990 | Cloud Chambers, Works Outside | Media: | Tags: , , , , ,
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Cloud Chamber

16/04/1990

Made for ‘Builden Buiten’ an exhibition of British and Belgium artists in a walled garden in Tielt, Belgium. This was the first prototype cloud chamber, which I had tried out in my garden using bent sticks, a tarpaulin, an aperture and a sheet of paper on the ground. The shape of the chamber was based […]






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