Tag Archive | RSPB

RSPB Mosaics – progress

Here are 18 of the completed mosaics for the RSPB way markers at Dove Stone Reservoir.  The mosaics will be inserted into wooden fingerposts which are being made by Richard Dawson who has already created this wooden arch at the reservoir.  The flora and fauna shown in the mosaics are all found at Dove Stone with the Peregrine Falcon and the Mountain Hare being particularly important to the site.

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RSPB Mosaics – progress so far

Here’s the first few mosaics for the RSPB signage.  I’m using the double-indirect method so they’re currently just on brown paper.  The hawker (dragonfly to you and me) has been reversed ready for a test cast into a small concrete slab.  Apologies for the awful photos – forgot my camera today so these are from my phone…

Mosaics Oak LeafMosaics Common Blue ButterflyMosaics DipperMosaics Hawker

Leaf Printing Art Walk – Dovestone Reservoir

I’m doing a workshop on Sunday 30th October in partnership with Richard Dawson and the RSPB at Dovestone Reservoir in the Peak District.

The RSPB currently provide regular guided walks around the area of Dovestone though this one is a bit different in that it’s an ‘Art Walk’ and has more of a creative theme than previous walks.  Participants will be collecting their own leaves from the woods around Dovestone, which they’ll then use to create beautiful monoprints to take home with them.

This leaf printing process is something I already use in my own practice (see my website www.jacquisymons.co.uk for more info) and not only is it an easy and interesting way to create some lovely artwork but you also learn a lot more about tree types and how to identify them.

Hopefully the workshop on Sunday will also get participants to look at and use the landscape in a different way and also to have a go at an art process they might not have tried.  I’m seeing this as the start of many ‘Art Walks’ around Dovestone – there’s lots of possibilities!

The image below is one of mine – printed with leaves from a little oak tree at Dovestone.

'English Oak' Monoprint by Jacqui Symons