Still standing (just)
A selection of my latest work
My latest work. Was originally a throw away idea, but have since realised it offers some interesting perspectives and perhaps has more value than first thought.
Playing on top of Teufelsberg in Berlin!
Wall Sculpture I
Skeleton of a sculpture. Prefer the bones to the outcome.
Cycling around the World with @roblutter
In 2011, Rob Lutter (@roblutter) said goodbye to his family, friends and life in London and set off on a 30,000 km cycling tour around the world. He took only a tent, bike, SLR camera and iPhone with him.
Four months later while hiding from a cold winter in a Turkish hostel, Rob discovered Instagram. “Until that point I’d been shooting only on my Canon. I’d missed so many shots because I was too slow to grab the SLR or because the subject was gone before I could get it out,” he says. “As I waited for spring in that hostel, with thousands of photos to go through, I realised that it was going to take a seriously long time to get these pictures out to people. Then I came across Instagram.”
When spring came and Rob hit the road again, he began using Instagram to share scenes from his travels. He biked out of Europe, across the Middle East, up and over the Himalayas, and through the deserts of Western China. During the hardest parts of his journey, Rob says the Instagram community helped him make it through. “The support from people around the world was incredible. Messages of encouragement would arrive every other day and there were times when I’d cycle longer and further just to reach a town in an attempt to get some Wi-Fi, to connect to Instagram! It became a positive obsession of mine.”
Two years into his journey, Rob has cycled over 15,000 km, crossed 21 borders, and raised £2000 for Water Aid. He’s now in Hong Kong preparing to head to Australia for the next leg of the trip. To tune into the rest of his journey, be sure to follow him on Instagram @roblutter and visit his website.
Andy Goldsworthy’s Winding Stone Wall
Want to see more photos of Andy Goldsworthy’s outdoor sculptures? Browse the location pages for his “Spire,” “Wood Line” and “Five Men, Seventeen Days, Fifteen Boulders, One Wall” works, and photos of his artwork from around the world by browsing the #AndyGoldsworthy hashtag.
While most are only able to experience Goldsworthy’s art through the photos that document each work’s brief existence, he has also built several large, permanent creations at sites around the world.
One such installation is a long and winding stone wall at the Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, New York, named “Five Men, Seventeen Days, Fifteen Boulders, One Wall.” The wall is one of the most popular sculptures in the center’s 500-acre sculpture garden. Explore Goldsworthy’s wall, along with other works, at the Center’s location page.
chicken wire, soil, and moss/other vegetation
exploring means of sustainable community and sparking conversation
Crafting The Encompassing Recidivates
Combining both the mentality of the British Publics ‘They’re making it because they can’ attitude, as well as the naivety found in Pepys’s remedies, I had my intentions of making my own ‘remedies’.
However, instead of gathering ingredients to form remedies for illness’s and disease, I would in fact gather the components of what supposedly causes each illness for the reasoning purely ‘because I could’.
In the spirit of Pepys’s remedies, the ingredients I chose for the chosen illness’s were loosely factual. By this, I mean rather than find credible sources that provide information on food, ingredients and other household items that cause cancers and illness’s. I’d research articles that speculate as to what may cause illness’s, ones specifically designed to cause panic and fear. For example, if I found an article linking chocolate to pancreatic cancer, it would go in the ingredients list for ‘pancreatic cancer’ and so forth.
I was no longer creating remedies, they became ‘Recidivates’.
Overall 50 jars of diseases and illnesses were created. Here are a select few:
Urinary Tract Infection
Exhibiting In ‘Precious’ Exhibition
The installation was largely welcomed by the audience, on the other hand I overheard one or two gasp in disgust, alas this is the reaction a piece like this should cause. A subject matter like this should cause interest, awe and disdain in equal measures. A concept the public hasn’t seen the last of.