Artist

Author: Edward Crumpton

Mayflower Sculptures Proposal

Since 2015 I started thinking about a sculpture that would encapsulate the history of the Mayflower and the Pilgrims who left England to America. I came up with many concepts and resided on making three pieces, each describing a different part of the story. Below you can see my proposal and photos of the maquette I created for this project. Even though the ...

School Project at Mountjoy School, Dorset

Over the Summer term of 2019, I was invited by Mountjoy School to create a sensory collaborative sculpture that would engage the students in the techniques and skills of rope making and knots. It is a special educational needs school which helps students from the age of 2 1/2 to 19. The school wanted to involve as many students from the school as possible and so ...

New plinth & restoration for Mariners Way II

Mariners Way II behind barriers after restoration work July’19 This summer Mariners Way II had some restoration work needed to replenish the tar and re knot some of the loose rope. The other task was to replace the beech plinth which had started to deteriorate beyond repair. I discussed options of replacing the plinth with Exeter University and we decided ...

Invitation to Northe Fort, Weymouth

As part of The International Guild of Knot Tyers (IGKT) I will be displaying some of my artwork at Northe Fort, Weymouth. This event will be held on the 11th May 2019 from 10:30 – 4:30pm. The event is open to the public and you are most welcome to come and invite friends and family. Some of the members will bring there rope making machines so you can learn ...

Artist Residency at The Observatory

In partnership with the Arts University, Bournemouth, artist Edward Crumpton will be Artist in Residence at The Observatory, sited in the grounds of National Trust property, Burton Bradstock, Dorset. Its location is along the stunning Jurassic coastline with fantastic views overlooking the sea. Edward will be studying Burton Bradstock’s maritime history of rope ...

Island I

Like a floating object at sea, this hanging sculpture represents the island of Lundy and its shipwrecking history. Edward used the aerial view of Lundy to inspire the shape of his sculpture. This is important as it shows the border between the sea and the land. On Lundy’s shoreline, hundreds of ships have plunged to their fate, driven into the jagged rocks by ...

Polygons & Lines

The rope lines series captures the ongoing relationship Edward Crumpton has with the material, tarred marlin rope. Edward discovered this material when he undertook research into an ancient walk called the Mariners Way and found that this type of rope was regularly used on traditional sailing ships. With this material he intends to use the rope as a line to ...