Seed Heads and Flowers. Made for Gaynor Wakeley. Made a feature of a large blank wall of a modern extension on a traditional building. The idea was for something to break up the dull looking wall, then after some research Gaynor came up with the idea of basing the wall sculpture around semiabstract drawings of English seedheads based on artwork from her collection. In the end Gaynor came to my studio and did some of the full sized drawings herself. Alan Ross, Herefordshire; artinsteel.co.uk
Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire, England. In existence by 1101, known as Godric’s Castle, named probably after Godric of Mappestone. At the beginning of the 12th century, the castle had passed from Godric to William Fitz Baderon, thought to be his son-in-law, and on to his son, Baderon of Monmouth who married Rohese de Clare, a member of the powerful de Clare family. Gilbert de Clare eventually acquired Goodrich Castle himself. Gilbert generation 29 on tree.