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Lüsenen… on reflection…

Lüsenen… on reflection…

Some thoughts on 'Lüsenen'... Queues of people outside the big red door of the crypt. Limiting the numbers of people at any given time down there as it is quite unbelievable how much the amount of visitors and their way of experiencing a work like this influences the...

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A little reflection

A little reflection

Some time has passed since my last post….a good moment for me to gather up thoughts that have come up whilst drawing to sound. What is the difference between a sound/ sounds and a song? I am thinking about rock and how solid, ancient and heavy it is. …dense matter of...

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Lüsenen… sound installation, Gloucester Cathedral

Lüsenen… sound installation, Gloucester Cathedral

Over the last few weeks I have visited the crypt...each time noticing more qualities in the different spaces.Simon and I have been listening to a few recordings, randomly selected.Elle singing into the font in the second chamber (amazing reverb!)...a recording of my...

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Questions…?

Questions…?

  Some time has passed since my last post….a good moment for me to gather up thoughts that have come up whilst drawing to sound. What is the difference between a sound/ sounds and a song? How do I manage to not run before walking and how do I manage to find...

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Birdsong

Birdsong

Birdsong…will it form part of the sound-installation? Or is it perhaps a different project all together? Not sure what it is about birds, did I ever really listened to them? I was always sure of them being there and all of a sudden I feel alarmed that perhaps one day...

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‘Borderland’

‘Borderland’

A few months ago Simon send some of his new compositions out on social media long before the album release. I am a big fan of his music and listened to some of these brand-new pieces of beautiful ambient, spacious, calm yet alerting music and felt moved to draw whilst...

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Natural Sound…

Natural Sound…

I spend the last few days in Pembrokeshire, right by the sea, listening to purely natural sound, perhaps the odd tractor of a nearby farm. Natural sounds that I became aware of were the wind, birdsong, waves, water ‘licking’ rocks in the sea as water spiralled in a...

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Moving between two materials…Light…Sound…

Moving between two materials…Light…Sound…

Over the last few months I found myself quietly drawing away in the early morning hours. At times in total silence with my focus on the light falling on a black sheet of paper. Initially I drew with the big lights in the studio switched on as this was...

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Ciao Pietrasanta

Ciao Pietrasanta

Ciao Pietrasanta Quickly, I am putting all my things together this morning, I could not bare thinking about leaving last night…the train leaves Pietrasanta at 8am. I just about manage to fill the last bits of space in my bag with freshly baked pizza for my family....

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Pietrasanta day 7

Pietrasanta day 7

Pietrasanta day 7 So, this is really my last day working here for now. By now I am certain I want to come back one way or another to work here, life here for some time. Going to the workshop has become a routine, I am glad I was able to focus in on some work and that...

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Pietrasanta day 6

Pietrasanta day 6

Pietrasanta day 6 Today is a blur, I am not sleeping well, nothing to do with last nights cocktail! Mosquitos seem to like me for their midnight feast, my legs are swollen for evidence. It does not stop me in my track to push on with the carving, I am sure several...

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Pietrasanta day 5

Pietrasanta day 5

Pietrasanta day 5 Starting with a walk up the hill to the walls of the ‘fort’, from here the view is stunning, I am waiting for the sun to ‘lick’ the horizon in a secret and yet noticeable way when looking away for some minutes..I am fascinated by this..when do we...

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Pietrasanta day 4

Pietrasanta day 4

10th September, Pietrasanta I am staying in Pietrasanta, life here starts to feel a bit more familiar, the owners of the ‘Caffe al Teatro’ know which coffee I want, the woman in the bakery recognises me, and the smell of freshly baked bread at 4.30am woke me up before...

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Pietrasanta day 3

Pietrasanta day 3

9th September, Seravezza Today I took myself on a bike to Seravezza, a town not far from Pietrasanta towards the Apuan Alps. I am looking up at these mountains and think what efforts Michaelangelo must have undergone to shift marble, it is sheer unbelievable!! Being a...

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Pietrasanta day 2

Pietrasanta day 2

8th September, Pietrasanta On Saturday I made sense of my visit when I met Christian Lange sculptor and artisan on the same site as the Stagetti Marble Studio. studiostagetti.com Christian and I made contact before my arrival and figured that we grew up some villages...

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Pietrasanta day 1

Pietrasanta day 1

Why did I come here? I guess to experience some history of stone carving and this can certainly be seen round every corner..courtyards open up to marble carving workshops, every little street has several ‘galerias’ selling accessible work..a living is made.

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Holocene

Holocene

Ann-Margreth Bohl’s sculpture Holocene, at the RHS Show Garden, Chatsworth House, 6-10 June 2018. Visitors to this year’s Royal Horticultural Society Show Garden at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, will witness a highly unusual event. A monumental stone sculpture, which...

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Lumen

Lumen

The play of light and shadow is a recurring theme in Ann-Margreth Bohl’s sculptures. Lumen (the name comes from the standard unit for measuring light) was inspired by two recent journeys. The first was to Portland in Dorset, where Ann-Margreth first began...

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‘Passing Light’ in the Award Winning Quarry Garden

‘Passing Light’ in the Award Winning Quarry Garden

Some Bonkers Stonehenge A striking new monumental sculpture is going up at the National Memorial Arboretum: an imposing wall, some three metres high and fifteen metres long, with a series of cracks and grooves cut into it, designed to cast a complex and...

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IQ Quarry Garden

IQ Quarry Garden

‘Passing Light’, a sculptural installation paying homage to light/ shadow and form.

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