Skulptur Rabatz: A Cacophony of Carvers!

Skulptur Rabatz 2019 certainly lived up to its name! ‘Rabatz’ translates as ‘din’, and with 13 simultaneous sculptures in production, there certainly was a ‘din’! There was also a lot of fun, community, and creativity on show at this event hosted by Florian Lindner. Florian is a well-known character in the tree carving world. He hosts an … Read more

A Dutch Jungle Throne!

The Setting Every year the village of Garderen (Netherlands) is proud to be home to Zandsculpturenfestijn. It describes itself as  ‘Europe’s most beautiful sand sculpture park’  and has won several regional tourist awards. As well as sand sculpture, the outdoor part of the exhibit also features wooden carvings, completed each summer. Simon was invited to contribute … Read more

At Home in Page’s Wood – Installation of the Sculptures

Return to Page’s Wood Last week Simon traveled down to London to install the sculpture trail in Page’s Wood that we featured in our blog two weeks ago. We can now say that the 12 sculptures are safely in their new home. It’s just in time for the warmer weather and the Easter holidays (free … Read more

Page’s Wood Commission Part One: The Concept

Page’s Wood Commission This month so far, Simon has been spending time working on 12 sculptures commissioned by The Forestry Commission. The pieces will form two sculpture trails scheduled to be installed in Page’s Wood in Upminster at the end of the month. The woodland itself is the largest in the area. It boasts close to … Read more

Ruby the Owl and her Sculpture Trail!

This week we installed an entire sculpture trail!! This isn’t just any sculpture trail, it follows a story as you move from one sculpture to another. I was commissioned by the Friends Of Meadow Park to create a sculpture trail, funded by Tesco Bags Funding! I decided to write a unique children’s story and illustrate … Read more

Pretty as a Painted Fish

Here at Blokus Wood Carving Festival, Harry Thomas and I have put the finishing touches to a giant anglerfish sculpture. It may not be the prettiest fish in the pond, but it certainly meets the theme of world’s wildest animals. This particular piece got a couple of special additions: white painted teeth and a glow-in-the-dark … Read more