THANK YOU TO ALL VOTERS and all kindred souls out there! I WON!

Hello again dear all, lovely people!

It has just been announced that apparently the public voted me the winner of the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize, I am not sure how that has happen….but obviously thanks to all of you, who have voted me and to the other kindred spirits that have visited the sculpture park!
I just wanted to thank you all for having supported my work and for making time to vote for me! I promise I won’t dissipate the prize in booze and travel but will finally invest it instead in the so needed video camera equipment and apple external hard drive to pursue my new video-making phase, unfortunately it is not enough to purchase new professional photo camera, so bare with me on the quality of my images…..but I think I will survive!!…..and of course I will pompously garnish my CV with such achievement!
Well I thought I share the good news with everybody, I know I am such a vain show off!!! I am over the moon!! Thank you all so much again! here it is though, the big announcement:

We hosted the judging day at Broomhill Art Hotel yesterday and now have the final results for this years competition.
The judging process was by no means easy, they all made comments about the overall quality of work and it was very close towards the final decision between four pieces. (Judging was: Peter Randall-Page, Sandy Brown, Giles Penny, Rinus and Aniet van de Sande).

The Judges Winner – Glynn Griffiths with Earth Seed
The Public Speaks Winner – Claudia Borgna with Oasis

(Public vote: Claudia, Charlie and joint 3rd place runners up Glynn and David Booth)

The judges also awarded a ‘special commendation’ to David Pratt, Charlie Hawkins, Claudia Borgna and Dawn van Gerven.

We were all very impressed with every piece, especially the consideration put in and level of quality achieved.
A BIG thank you for being a part of the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize!

Every piece was given feedback, as we thought this would be useful for you all in the future.
Beautiful, poetic, with an intriguing use of materials. Peter Randall-Page (and others) commented that it was one of the stongest pieces of the Ten!

Yesterday I was suppose to fly to Italy. I had been approached by Jamie McDormott from the Irrepressibles a really cool British music and performance group. I was asked to set their next stage for their one night 9th October show at the Opera House in Modena in Italy. Unfortunately it all did not worked out because of my time schedule and the size of the project which I could not manage to complete in less than 4 days!…but here is an ensemble of stills of The Irrepressibles wearing my plastic bags costumes in London in 2007!

Once more I am packing up! boxing all my plastic bags that performed for this event at the Zaccho Theatre in San Francisco for the Nina Haft dance company. It has been an amazing experience even if a very intense one to adapt to the theatre world and to not be in the way of so many people that collaborate to make the show happen, quite incredible for a solitary artist!

I am attaching some pics of my work before the performance took place.
The installations were made for three different dance pieces. I particularly loved the one were the dancer and the sculptures had to interact with each other, unfortunately I don’t have nice pics of that one, because of the lighting and my poor camera equipment, nevertheless I post a little taste of what it looked like!