Sweets verses veggies, outdoor sculpture

Colour, Exhibitions
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Body Language by Sam Shendi

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Outside Doddington Hall, Lincoln

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These images are ‘sweeeeet’. I love the contrast between the bright colours against the linear burnt brown building and neat grass. The piece really looks like candy cane. The colours remind me of the ice cream farm choices stacked in rows where you want to choose by colour not flavour. For example, my youngest requests, ‘the blue and pink’ one please. “But that is bubblegum flavour, are you really going to like it?” I ask. “No”,vigorously shaking his head and promptly chooses a white and brown one. Not so visually attractive.

So I am more and more conscious of how we crave the sweet stuff and then how we slump after it. I love the idea of healthy eating but find it so difficult to maintain whilst having two boys who are not as keen on the idea. Wonder if using my new spiralizer this summer, which will make colourful veggie noodles, will make them change their minds. My eldest is eager for me to try, I just hope all the fun is not in the turning but in the eating also. So lets take a healthier approach and say these sculptures look like natural growing veggies from the ground….just not sure about the blue!

PS. For those of you who think this is an abstract piece. Take another look. See, a head, a body and legs crossed over sitting on the lawn. Relaxing after a healthy spot of lunch in the garden.

A funny poem, for an amazing hand carved sculpture, on this hot day

Exhibitions, Public Art

(Little parody of the Teddy Bear’s picnic) I think the heat in the shop is getting to me.

If you go down to the woods today,

You’re sure of a big surprise

If you go down to the woods today,

You’d better go in disguise

For every butterfly there ever was

Will gather there for certain because

 you’ll find there, a huge bull’s backside

Bull’s backside for butterflies

Butterflies are having a lovely time today

Watch us catch them unaware

and see them undefeated play

See them gaily gad about

they love to fly and mount

upon the bull they stay for a dare

At Doddington Hall you can see 

the sculpture by Shendi

Inside the hall and in the open air!

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‘Defeated Butterfiles’ by Sam Shendi (2016) at Doddington Hall

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