This is so exciting! About a year ago my friend Wendi had this woolly Jeremy Corbyn doll and finally they got to meet in real life.
Build bridges! More In Common!
So…. I had this idea to make lots of Dylans and photograph them all, to try to replicate the LP covers. It never quite happened because I made a lot… Too many, really, and they were never all completed.
I never thought anything would happen to them, but I have been finishing them all to coincide with the Danile Kramer photography exhibition at SNAP Galleries.
Can you spot them all?
Yesterday I also dropped off two more folky Bobs. I think these two are my favorites… of and Nashville Skyline Bob because of his guitar.
This was an exciting little project! It took me a while to make 2 sets of Pet Sound Era Beach Boys. I was able to deliver them to the amazing SNAP Galleries, where they were on show in the Window!
I’ve been to a few exhibitions to the Gallery before and they are all about Rock & Roll photography.
The guys were obviously based on the Pet Sound cover line up. Here are:
Dennis, Carl & Brian Wilson, Mike Love & Al Jardine.
How may Brian Wilson’s does it take to make a Classic album? I made 5!
Where are the Wrecking crew?
So… I really love the Pre-Raphaelites. I wrote my dissertation on Lizzie Sidall and Ive always loved William Morris ans his ideas about craftsmanship. So I’ve been wanting to visit William Morris’s Red House for a while now. When I went yesterday I seemed like a good idea to take the knitted Pre-Raphaelites with me.
William and Jane had a good look around the house. This is the Wedding mural that they are both painted into.
The lovely Arts & Crafts stairway… very medieval!
Admiring the wall paper! Jane looks happy with it.
…. And the garden, which was beautiful.
The aspect from the front.. All the gang appreciated it.
… and the well!
I showed the tour guide, Steve, who got a few colleagues to come and see them. Then he asked, would I show then to Robynn, the House manager who was working in the shop. So they came out again.. on the counter.
She was very happy to see them all.
It was a really lovely day out & well worth a visit. More at: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/red-house
So….These have been along time in the making. I was asked to make two sets of Pet Sound Beach Boys and two additional Brian Wilson by Guy White at Snap Galleries. This was to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Pet Sounds and Brian Wilson’s shows at the Palladium in May 2016.
I have loved this album for year and was REALLY tempted to get tickets for the Palladium shows myself, then I remembered seeing if for the first time at the Royal Festival Hall when he played there. That was stunning. tears & all. I though I’d content myself with that amazing experience!
I worked in the Boys for around 2 months when I could… there were times when I was really quite behind and wasn’t sure I would have 2 sets & 2 Brians ready for May!
I am pleased with how they came out. During this process I found a new way to improve the whole quality of the figures. In stead of using regular stuffing I wrapped the wire frame with strips of wadding. All the wire is nicely concealed that way.
They look amazing in the galley window!
This is an exciting announcement, the first ever WoollyRockers Records CD, release no.1!!
Here’s a lovely out-take from the photo session.
Ive been keeping my eye out for a suitable dramatic back drop for some more Elliott Smith picture. I was looking for somewhere a bit run down with graffiti.
These picture are in Aldgate near Petticoat Lane food market. It was a lovely sunny day.
Sorry about he Danger of Death sign! I didn’t realise that was there. Dramatic stuff indeed!
Main Road with the market stalls.
Broken windows in the multi story car park, currently being demolished.
Well sometimes there beauty everywhere. I like the broken windows.
Elliott Smith is also available to buy here.