On 27th March 2018 I collected the first re-stretched triangular canvas of the 18 that will make up the reconstructed dome. This can be seen in the background of one of these shots. This is part of a ‘pilot’ study for the whole project so that I can work out all the costs prior to the start of a ‘crowdfunding’ scheme once I have clearance from the owners of the intended site (expected in June or July 2018). It’s a historic moment for me.
The approx 1/5th MDF scale model on the table in the foreground is to enable the angles of the bevelled edges of each panel to be worked out.
Darren of T.P. Timber has been explaining the need for the model to calculate all the angles for the bevels. I wanted to include him in the shot to show the scale of the approx 1/5th scale model.
Here’s a shot of the interior of the model.
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I’m writing to tell you about three new additions to my collection for Reprieve, my September 2018 exhibition to be held at Bodmin Shire Hall.
Winter dusk at St Columb ( https://www.hendersonsmith.co.uk/product/winter-dusk-st-columb/ ) has been a response to the darkest time of the year and in particular became for me about my sense of how the warmth of community life sustains me through such times, whether they are literally wintry or just sombre and worrying like the experience of serious illness that dominated 2017 for me.
Winter light, Mawgan Porth ( https://www.hendersonsmith.co.uk/product/winter-light-mawgan-porth/ ) aims to express something of the awe and wonder that can occur for me in the presence of light, water and coastal landscape forms in a quite simple combination. Such responses can, I find, be enhanced by the realisation that I have survived until now!
Evening gardens, St Columb ( https://www.hendersonsmith.co.uk/product/evening-gardens-st-columb/ ) uses source material from the autumn to provide references to colours and shapes with which I could express the delight I feel about continuing to be involved in community life here as my recovery progresses.
Each of these paintings, like all the others currently intended for this exhibition is currently available at a 30% pre-exhibition discount that will continue just until the end of April. You can see them all so far at https://www.hendersonsmith.co.uk/product-tag/reprieve-exhibition/ . A proportion of the proceeds of these sales will be donated to a cause that I support, in most cases to Reprieve ( https://reprieve.org.uk/topic/death-penalty/ ), a charity that campaigns against the death penalty that still exists in some parts of the world. It occurred to me that there is a poignancy about showing this particular collection at Bodmin Shire Hall, a former court-house where people have been condemned to death in the past and I want to acknowledge that by this donation.