Tim and the saga of the pyramids

I mentioned in my last post about our collaborations with various artists in the build of our two show gardens this is the saga and endeavours of Sculptor Tim Potts. We have worked with Tim on many projects and we always try out our different ideas with Tim because he loves a challenge.

Tim is presently in the process of creating the pyramids or for the pedantic amongst you cones. He as being climbing into pub skips throughout the northwest collecting glass bottles to aid in the creation of the pyramids/cones !.

Each cone is to be fabricated using clear resin and recycled glass bottles of various shades. Each pyramid is approx. 80 cm tall and 80 cm wide at the base, the sheets of sculptured resin and glass in which there are 4 sheeets to each piece, sit with an aluminium frame all lovingly crafted by Tims fair hand.

Now, Tim as had two trials at this art work his first trial produced what could be best described in his words as playgroup style, but in his second and final trial he still used the same succesful manufacturing method of creating a frame to form the sheets, into which he mixes the resin and sculptures when setting then adding the glass at a later stage. He is now on his 5th or even 6th if he gets his finger out !! ( only kidding Tim). We have 10 days left to finish this and prepare to install. No pressure !!.

Finished resin and glass sheets with mock up

Finished resin and glass sheets with mock up

Pictures of the frame used to create the sheets and material used

Pictures of the frame used to create the sheets and material used

Once finished and delivered to the RHS Hampton Court site they will be reassembled and placed to the front of the garden on each corner and placed within each will be a DMX controlled LED light which will make each pyramid glow and twinkle in tune with the soundscapes produced, that’s the plan anyway.

The same pieces will then be transported back up north and then installed into our RHS Tatton  Show Garden after that who knows they will be for sale and I will post details on cost later and closer to the shows.