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Construction of Mariners Way Passage House

It has been quite a journey from the unraveling of the Mariners Way ball, the cleaning, the re-knotting and now the execution of the new form; the passage house. There were a number of factors against me as I now have less rope available and even less time to construct it in. I wanted to stay true to my original idea that included an entrance and exit of the ...

Restoration of the Mariners Way sculpture

The Mariners Way ball was deconstructed in situ at the University of Exeter in July and at the end of the day it was apparent that the heavy rain had removed a substantial amount of tar from the rope. Tar was used on organic ropes to protect and inhibit it from weathering and being attacked by airborne diseases, specifically fungi. In this case, fungus’ has ...

Unraveling the Mariners Way ball

Last month I went back to the University of Exeter and unraveled the 1,300metres of knotted rope which is going to be changed into another sculpture along the Mariners Way walk; a passage house. This was new ground for me and I was intrigued to explore how the tarred rope had weathered. On first impression the rope had executed what I had intended. The colour of ...

Traditional Knot–making Workshop

with artist Edward Crumpton FREE The Forum – University of Exeter 8th June 2013 from 1 pm to 4 pm Have a go at making a bracelet or necklace to take away, using traditional knotting methods. Ed Crumpton, the artist behind the Mariners Way exhibition, will show you how. Free, just drop in. This event will take place on the Northern Piazza, in front of the ...

University of Exeter Exhibition

A huge thank you for everyone who has helped towards my exhibition in the Forum this year, especially the Arts & Culture Team at the University. If you didn’t manage to make the event you here are some photographs of the event. Mariners Way introduction panel and video Passage House MaquetteExhibition overviewNew oil paintings and wood engravingTo the ...

Future Exhibition: The University of Exeter

This exhibition is inspired by the Mariner’s Way, one of Devon’s ancient pathways. In April 2012 Devon artist Edward Crumpton produced a sculpture to celebrate the social history of this almost mythical walk. One year on the University of Exeter is staging an exhibition that investigates the artist’s thinking behind the piece and his experimentation with rope as ...

Studio Update: February 2013

Hello, With the up and coming exhibition at Exeter University in April I thought I would give you an update to the new work I’ve been doing in 2013. These are some barrel ends I’m going to be using as information boards. I went on a Winter crossing of the Mariners Way walk just to refresh myself with the route. It was a great experience and with ...

Studio Update: December 2012

Hello, At the moment it is difficult to display finished pieces as I am currently making work so I thought I’d update my blog with some shots of my studio and make comments about the work. In the background is my first oil painting in over three years! Realising how long it had been I decided to have a month of colour mixing before I got started on this ...