I arrived at Wakehusrt Place in West Sussex from London yesterday morning and was ushered to comfortable quarters to settle in for the 3 week stay. Meeting staff anmd other residencts was an interesting process and added much to the feeling of welcome and being able to get oriented quite quickly.
Ive taken lots of photos already but they are yet to be downloaded ... so this image introduces where I am ... the greehouse is actually located above the rooms where residents stay ... and these three scuptured seeds are by the artist Peter Randall Page whose woprk was also at the Eden Project. Well worth viewing his website as well.
Read an article from Marina Warner at the Guardian on this sculptor here. Its titled
Heart of Stone: relying on natural forms – hives, spider webs, nautilus shells – Peter Randall-Page's sculptures are deeply connected to pleasure and the comfort of physical contact, finds Marina Warner.
Ive set up a studio in my room and have a table I can work on outside in a courtyard in the daytime as well. Plus I have an invitation to work in the labs which I look forward to once I get going. My contact person, Wolfganf Stuppy has been wonderfully helpful. His books are on my desk for inspiration ... along with seed samples from the lab.
This is one of the books that Wolfgang Stuppy has produced for publisher Papadakis... with artist Rob Kesseler. This book has a third contributer Madeline Harvey.
well... I#ve just created this post in the library on a PC and Imust say its been ages since \i used anything other than my Mac ...so this has been a slow and clumsy effort.
Back soon as possible... hopefully with photos to share from this amazing place!