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Viewing Our Lady of Pen Llyn 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Viewing Our Lady of Pen Llyn

Our Lady of Pen Llyn One of the beautiful things about art, is that while the artist may have a vision or message, it speaks…

Our Lady of Pen Llyn 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Our Lady of Pen Llyn

The Commission Every commission has its own story, and some go back further than others. This week our blog is the story behind Our Lady…

A Throne Fit for a King Officer 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

A Throne Fit for a King Officer

Sometimes you don’t need an excuse like an anniversary to install a piece of art. Do you ever see something you admire and think ‘I’d…

Carved Day’s Night: Global Beatles Day 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Carved Day’s Night: Global Beatles Day

June 25th was Global Beatles Day. Yes, there is such a thing! The day celebrates the ideals of The Beatles, and honours them as individuals.…

Huskycup 2019 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Huskycup 2019

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,…

Blood Donor Day! 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Blood Donor Day!

  June 14th is WHO Blood Donor Day. The event raises awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products. It is also used…

Huskycup Flashback: Miners & Vikings 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Huskycup Flashback: Miners & Vikings

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…

Arb Show 2019 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

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…

Spirit of Ecstasy: Recreating an Icon 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Spirit of Ecstasy: 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,…

A Dutch Jungle Throne! 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

A Dutch Jungle Throne!

The Setting 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’ …

Face to Face 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

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…

Earth Day 2019 700 400 Simon O'Rourke

Earth Day 2019

,Honouring Earth Day 2019 We’re marking Earth Day 2019, by talking about one of Earth’s (and Tree Carving’s!) most vital resources: Trees! Trees are the…