Category Archives: Art

New sculpture at Stackpole Gardens.

Sculpture Stackpole Gardens I’ve installed some new cast concrete sculptures for an exhibition at the Stackpole Walled Gardens, in Pembrokeshire. On show till further notice.         More detail about the exhibition as a part of Art out West can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/ArtOutWest

R&D 12 | Creativity Uncertainty

Creativity uncertainty. By Ben Lloyd. Last summer in Danny May’s shed-gallery installation at the Centre for Alternative Technology, we had found ourselves discussing art process rather than product, and agreeing on non-objective creative tasks for ourselves. Our aim was to freely experiment, to see what happened and where that took us. Much later whilst writing about the idea of the Continue Reading »

R&D 11 | Newfangled Spanner

Newfangled Spanner This artwork considers the experience of an ordinary person. This person, imagined in a garden shed or toy-room, tries to make sense of the world through his drawings and toy-like assemblages. These hobby ‘projects’ enable him to better cope with and relate to the technological and incomprehensible objects that now surrounds and govern our daily lives This project Continue Reading »

R&D 10 | Play 2

Each construction was based on play with a loose direction, then the installation was photographed and dismantled and we started again from scratch.               The whole process took part in this shed purpose built by Danny and installed in the grounds of the Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth. The last installation, below, was based on Continue Reading »

R&D 9 | Colour, taste and narrative

I’m looking forward to this exciting trying-it-out stage and have load of questions. In this post I aim to come up with questions that may help realise the project more successfully, they don’t necessarily need answers. As I understand it, you have made a small wooden room in which to stage a experimental changeable exhibition that will be created/constructed from coloured chunks/elements Continue Reading »

R&D 7 | The cage, the cell and the frame

The constructed containing space of the cage or cell of modern art is what comes to mind following your blogposts ‘Portable gallery’ and ‘The Frame’ Danny.  I know you are really into Louise Bourgeois so it got me wondering why you are into her art and in particular why she made so many cages and how this related to her figurative Continue Reading »

R&D 6 | The frame

A cube, seen as a room or cage or frame surrounding or containing something is a common device in art. Perhaps originally it stems from a desire for control over chaos. A frame is an ultimate series of straight lines. Nature ‘framed’ is generally more appealing than wilderness. The parts within that frame are able to be contained and seen Continue Reading »