This blog records the National Tour of artist Simon Gilby's "The Syndicate"
The exhibition was fantastic! It must take great skill and technique to capture the emotions of the figures and you have done that flawlessly. Your work is truly inspiring, thank you!Taylor ChapmanWRSHS
Your work is amazing! I throughly enjoyed trying to decipher the messages in your artworks but the sculpture Ash left me clueless. Why does it have nipples on its head?Esther ClunWRSHS
Hey Simon,Thank you so much for the oportunity to talk to you about your sculptures, i especially liked the piece relating to the Greek God Apollo. Again thanks so much i was really helpful in the progression of my own art.~Linda WRSHS
Hi Mr GilbyMe and the other WRSHS students were just wondering if you considered the effect that knowledge of the structure of the human body has had upon design?The human body has an internal skeleton structure and thus most buildings use either a separate internal support structure or a support structure integral with the outside envelope. External support structures range from simple wooden posts, props or braces to buttresses and flying buttresses. You could say that human legs and arms are the external support structures, but the need for dynamic balance which is normal to and necessary for air, water and land vehicles is not required in (static) buildings other than when the designer wishes to impart the illusion of dynamic balance. Note: I exclude bridges and tents from the above. Calatrava follows the earlier works of both Gaudi in Barcelona and Art Nouveau. Gaudi used upside-down chain models to work out the dynamic shape for arches. Art Nouveau was dynamically decorative, but many designs had dynamic structures which probably originated in the (Neo-Gothic) work of Viollet-le-Duc.In fact, the original 10th+ centuary Gothic vernacular architecture in Britain and Continental Europe was the forerunner to dynamic architecture.