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Huskycup 2019

And just like that, Huskycup 2019 is over! After a week of carving by some of the best chainsaw carvers in the world, Blockhausen now…

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On Blood Donor Day!

June 14th is WHO Blood Donor Day. The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank…

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Miners Revisited

In a week’s time (8th-10th June) Simon and his wife Liz will be in Germany for The Huskycup. The Huskycup is an annual event in…

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Arb Show 2019

Every year in May, the Aboricultural Association runs its flag ship event: The Arb Show. It describes itself as being “A celebration of the science…

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Recreating an Icon

She was originally created in 1909 She’s based on the then company secretary, Eleanor Thornton The owner of the company didn’t agree with her presence,…

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It’s a Jungle Out There!

Every year the village of Garderen (Netherlands) is proud to be home to Zandsculpturenfestijn. It describes itself as  ‘Europe’s most beautiful sand sculpture park’  and has…

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Face to Face

Earlier in May, Simon had the privilege of being one of the artists to take part in The Sculpture Garden 2019; the launch event of…

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Earth Day 2019

In honour of this year’s Earth Day, we thought that we would spend some time in this blog talking about one of Earth’s most vital…

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International Pet Day

11th April was International Pet Day and as a bunch of animal lovers, we loved seeing all the photos of pets that appeared online. Sometimes…

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Home Is Where The Art Is

Recently Simon was asked by the BBC to take part in a new show called Home is Where the Art is, which airs on week…

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Three Wise Dragons

Well, we promised you a year of dragons, and we don’t like to disappoint! This past week has featured more of Simon’s dragons being installed…

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Page’s Wood: Installed!

Last week saw Simon travel down to London to install the sculpture trail in Page’s Wood that we featured in our blog two weeks ago.…