November 15, 2016 • Simon Wilcox
taadahhh! I've been working on this 'new' technique for about eight weeks now - and it's way more complex that I thought it would be before I started (!) Even Catherine's stopped rolling her eyes at me as I dash back and forth from my tiny workshop showing her bits of scraped indecipherable metal - I think, she thinks I've finally lost it. The idea was and is to take my tree images - scan them, convert them to vectors (lines), simplify the vector image (delete a lot of the lines), then use a small CNC router (engraving machine) to carve...
November 14, 2016 • Simon Wilcox
I've walked past this ash tree hundreds, if not thousands of times - it always strikes me as rather elegant and well formed ...
August 22, 2016 • Simon Wilcox
'Fraid this one's not very 'Summery' - it's been sat in my head for a while though ... There's something about moss covered willow in winter - it's beautifully bleak and eerie. Working on a rather majestic bare horse chestnut tree next ... roll on the Autumn!
August 07, 2016 • Simon Wilcox
The lovely people at Art Market York (30 September - 1st & 2nd October at York Racecourse) are running a pre-show promotion. So if you'd like to come and see me and all the other artists now's the time to book some tickets! You'll save £6.50 if there's a couple of you ... enough for a posh bun and a pot of tea ... You need to book for the day you'd like to attend - so please click through these links ... or you can just turn up ... Either way I hope to see you there! S. ...
July 24, 2016 • Simon Wilcox
I recently had a wander around in the Lakes and started to take an interest in the stone walls and the people who built them (the labourers and tenant farmers not the landowners). It struck me that the skill and effort involved to achieve this gargantuan manual feat is an almost alien concept to us 'moderners'. And, the areas that they enclosed bear very little relationship to their current primary economic use - tourism. They do look great though ... S.