Saturday was the big day for me to install the main bulk of my work at Esotera. I am eternally grateful to Nick Weaver and Nigel Evans for their invaluable help carting, transporting and installing my work – the 3 of us driving in convoy with full loads meant that I didn’t have to do several trips the same day. I was installing from 8.30am-7pm, aided by some lovely refreshments courtesy of Shirley and Andrew Harvey. Thanks also to Jason Nosworthy, who helped with the landscaping side of things. Apart from the grass not growing quite enough to enclose the site for my main installation at Esotera (a set of silver birch trees), I am really pleased with the site – its dappled light and colours give it a magical quality, which just happens to play and harmonise with my work. Until the work was installed (partly) on Saturday, I had no clear idea of these effects.
I still have a serpent and giant nest to finish, so won’t linger. I plan to add a fuller write up about the final installations after completion later this week, when a photographer will visit the site to take better pics. Then it’s the opening/talk/workshop/private view on Saturday… Good luck everyone!