“Wavetrain” I started making this piece when I was 17 and completed it when my daughter was 17 ! Not all my sculptures take that long ! I transported the former railway sleeper, balanced on the handlebars and saddle of my bicycle. I then very cautiously walked the 4 miles home ! The piece stands a little over 6 feet and is made from Pitch Pine, Briwax and Stainless Steel. © chriswoodartist all rights reserved 2012
“Bawdsey Manor” Pitch Pine, Eucalyptus, Danish Wood Oil and Beeswax. © chriswoodartist all rights reserved 2012. Inspired by the early warning radar dishes at former RAF Bawdsey, Suffolk UK, where my uncle Major George (Gus) Watson, helped pioneer radar at the research establishment during WW2.
“Raedwald 2” English Oak, Danish Wood Oil, Beeswax. © chriswoodartist all rights reserved.
“An Unguarded Moment in the Life of Peter Palmer” Plaster, Gold Leaf, Graphite Powder, Canvas Bag. © chriswoodartist all rights reserved 2012. This piece was part of an exhibition at Portsmouth City Museum & Art Gallery, where Art Space artists were asked to produce “interventions” with existing exhibits. A life size ceramic piece of Peter Palmer sits on a black donkey easel, with a painting by Bridget Riley in the background. I, with tongue in cheek, added the plaster Jack Russel dog, (making off with Peter’s lunch) plaster sandwiches and canvas bag.
“Raedwald” alabaster, mahogany, laburnum, yacht varnish, marble wax. In background : “aqua vitae” : one of three 1 metre square plaster panels. both pieces © chriswoodartist all rights reserved 2012
“Ozone” spolted willow, base – english oak, lead, copper nails, beeswax H 680mm, W 590mm, D 100mm circular base 150mm. © chriswoodartist all rights reserved
“Sir Percival” english oak, rotring ink, beeswax pine, mdf, lead copper nails Height 540mm Width 306 mm Depth 300 mm © chriswoodartist all rights reserved
“Snowdrop” walnut, & chestnut + teak base H 1070mm W 280mm D 145mm © chriswoodartist all rights reserved 2012
“Scramasax” laburnham & soapstone H 518mm W 150mm, D 120mm © chriswoodartist all rights reserved 2012
“Spoliation” spolted willow, rentokill and beeswax approximate size H 210mm W 300mm D 260mm © chriswoodartist all rights reserved 2012
“Aqua vitae” (originally a site specific installation in a disused well in The Square Tower Old Portsmouth) plaster, mirror tiles, breeze blocks & water : each panel is approx 845mm x 780mm x 45mm with an overall width of 3 metres Each panel was raised up on breeze blocks & depending on the water table the work was either above or below the water !
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