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A sampling of the paintings of November

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A representation of gold in a landscape. An observation of the nature of searching for gold and the random success and failure and destruction that comes with it.

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Industrial concrete tubes combined with painted PVC piping, plastic basins and concrete planters. An interesting project running 1 pump and feed 3 basins in a stepped format.

Designed and created to link larger terrace in the back of the house and new terrace overlooking the garden. Treated wood beams with hidden mid beam steel supports.

Floating Steps

Posted: October 1, 2014 in Outdoor Installations

Floating concrete steppers project and design. Making counterbalanced steps that joined garden and new terrace.

Recycled Wood Garden Shed

Posted: September 29, 2014 in Outdoor Installations

A large project – See the instructable build instructions >

http://www.instructables.com/id/Garden-Shed-Climbing-Wall/

 

I had just spent 1 day making a ramp that could support 500kg payload on my flatbed trolley. So with that on my mind I did these paintings.

In my mind I had envisioned the quarry as something pretty low key but on arival that changed, it was like a mining operation, my trolley and my 800kg capable van looked miniscule in comparison to the big trucks and earth moving equipment. We loaded up 900 kg of rock, betwen 80kg and 150kg each, and got back home.

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Large oil on board.

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Posted: October 16, 2013 in Design Diary, Painting Collection, Paintings

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The idea of building concrete rocks came about because we needed some sculptural elements in the garden. So I started making the rocks with recycled materials as a base then reinforcing with wire and sculpting cement.

After that I discovered that potentially imitation stone paths would suit the the landscape and walkways so I developed a technique for making the paths and having them look like stone slabs.

They are actually very practical because the surface gives excellent adhesion for walking because of the  texture, veins and granule finish.