Saturday, April 04, 2009

Hazel Balls


Hazel Balls, originally uploaded by e s c h e r.

It's still cold and windy and the dandelions don't want to show their faces so I am experimenting with a few ideas before I can make the sculpture that I have in mind.

4 comments:

EmandaJ said...

Delightful! Not only do you have a very creative mind for making your art and your photography, your writing truly gives a sense of the anticipation and delight you take in your art work.

Enjoy your Saturday.
Emanda

sarah said...

ooh these are cleaver, how did you stick the leaves on?

Richard Shilling said...

Thanks Emanda. It's good to know my words come across like that. I have a lot of fun doing it. The art is only one part. Since I was very small I have loved poking around in the woods, forests, on beaches and in the hills. Land art just gives me an excuse to do that. I am still like a little kid really, I am always picking up things (pebbles ,shells, bits of wood etc) and saying "look at this!"

Sarah: Its very simple. I took the leaves to one side and gave them a pep talk. "Think brussel sprout" I told them. And hey presto they curled round into a ball!

Robyn said...

Great photograph! I love the texture of the hazel leaves.