Thursday, 18 October 2012

Stitch - Global Footprint

Images from Stitch, part of the Global Footprint project organised by Graham Callister. Eight 4.5 mile lasers connecting the historic shoe and boot making villages of Earls Barton and Wollaston. The lasers skim over the Nene valley in Northamptonshire.

Photo: Andrew Hilton

photo: Andrew Hilton

Photo: Andrew Randall

Many thanks to Graham Callister, Dal Badial, Darren Eslton, Andrew Hilton, Andrew Randall, Barkers Shoes and Dr Martens

Monday, 15 October 2012

The Telegraph - The week in pictures

Last weeks latest laser project 'Stitch' is featured in the online Telegraph and chosen for their Week in Pictures. The project is part of Global Footprint, a commission run by Graham Callister to celebrate the rich shoe industry of Northamptonshire. 

With Stitch we shone 8 lasers across the Nene Valley to connect Barkers shoe factory with Dr Martens four and half miles away making a giant stitch of light in the sky. Pictures to follow.

Thanks to Graham Callsiter, Dal Badial, Darren Elston, Andrew Hilton, Andrew Randall, Steve Wood, Keith Park, Ian Brock, Barkers and Dr Martens.

Monday, 24 September 2012

Blueprint magazine

Practice profile in the October Blueprint magazine. Massive thanks to Owen Pritchard.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Resin and light

Andrew Hilton has taken some new images of the resin and light piece I made earlier this summer. The light changes colour with the wind.

Victorian Professional Mourners. 1800's

Victorian Professional Mourners. 1800's

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Basket monks

Komusō monks were characterised by the straw basket worn on the head, showing the absence of ego - ‘monk of emptiness’.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Cultural Olympiad Cargoes

Some more pieces of the canal crockery for 'Ignite' relating to the BBC World Service laser installation completed at Borough Hill, Daventry.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Cultural Olympiad Cargoes

More of the crockery set made for the Ignite project. The soup bowls have a canal water level measure which allow the consumer to see how much soup they have consumed. The bread and butter plate has footprints relating to the wall walking that takes place to move the narrowboats through canal tunnels. The continuous line is inspired by cotton spinning at Arkwright's Cotton Mill on the Cromford Canal at Cromford, Derbyshire.


Saturday, 7 July 2012

Cultural Olympiad Cargoes

I made a tea set for the second phase of this Ignite project Cargoes run by Rick Hall, Hasmita Chavda and Amy Turner. The tea set is a tribute to the Canal and Mills and their engineers.

First of all, 4 tribute cups and saucers.

Friday, 29 June 2012

Secret Cinema

I was contacted by Secret Cinema to contribute to their amazing work 
( ). I designed a vapour filled laser table for them as part of the interactive otherworldly experience that the public have before they see the secret film on one of the three film screens. Secret Cinema have taken over a large disused building in Euston and constructed a myriad of installations taking the public into another world and frame of mind before watching the secret film. 

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Lighting sculpture

For the last two nights we have been installing another lighting sculpture. Fifteen thousand liquid crystal beads illuminated by colour changing LEDs which change colour as the wind speed varies. The form visually connects the interior and exterior of the building.

The interior atrium sculptural light is 5 metres high and the exterior is 3.5 metres.

Massive thanks again to Sebastien Boyesen and Simon.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

John Ruskin

John Ruskin said: Every increased possession loads us with new weariness. 

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Light Calling, Daventry

Light Calling laser art event took place on Monday evening on Borough Hill, Daventry in torrential rain. Four 7.8w lasers, sited on the four massive concrete bases of the old transmitter, created a vast pyramid of light referencing the old transmitter masts which once graced this fantastic site until the final BBC World Service transmission from here 20 years ago.

This event and images are part of Breath of Fresh Air's 'Cargoes' project run by Rick Hall, Amy Turner and Hasmita Chavda and dovetailed with Graham Callister's input from Northamptonshire County Council plus help from Katie Jones at Daventry District Council.

On the night local historian David Adams lead the public on an historical walk around the site before the lights went on and then Chrys Allen undertook a nocturnal art walk concluding at the laser pyramid.

The lasers collided with low flying clouds and the evening was captured by Andrew Hilton. 

Thanks to Rick Hall, Amy Turner, Hasmita Chavda, Graham Callister, Dal Badial, Darren Elston, Andrew Hilton, Katie Jones, Chrys Allen, David Adams, the photographers who have been following these laser projects, and the public.

Photos by Andrew Hilton