What is your greatest joy when creating?
I like the transfer of creative energy into a new form. Some works take more than 18 months to complete, absorbing huge amount of sustained faith and concentration. When they finally go on show, the public reaction replenishes your spirit again.
I have an interest in mythology and old stories, and the inspiration for my first hare came from the story of St Melangell, the 7th century patron saint of Hares.
Most of my work is based on botanic subjects. The plant kingdom is a rich source of intriguing shapes and colours which surprise and delight the eye.
The stone is the dominant force and inspiration in Rachael’s work and different stones unconsciously produce their own particular style of work.
Kore Sage gave a great demonstration yesterday at Huntington hall of the amazingly versatile products in the Powertex range. She showed us 3d possibilities for sculpture and 2d and 3d Stone art texture for canvases and lots more. I loved the Bister walnut inks and pigments especially. I can’t wait to get some and have a go. Very inspirational . Thank you Kore i hope you can do some workshops for us later in the year.
For more info see www.powertex.co.uk and
Are you an artist and you want the chance of creating a Hare sculpture?
Being involved in this project means that if you are successful and are picked to complete a Hare, then you will be involved in probably the largest tourism destination event in 2018, giving you great exposure, as well as it being a very rewarding project knowing you are helping a charity make money for their funds. All the Hares from the City trail go to auction on 11th October.