Day 2: Sunday 1st

With many of the artists gradually leaving Newport House after the launch, the serious intent begins – although shutting oneself away to ‘get on’ is difficult when Pedro, Paula and their multinational team – masterminding catering for the sculpture event until 22nd October – have a simple and delicious supper on the table at 7pm in the tent next to the big house. The table tops are enticing after a day of visitors and childrens’ drawings, and a social half-hour a welcome break to the monotony of the mallet and chisel. Left over pear puddings too; small enough not to make a second – or third – a crime.

Progress today with both blocks – one in the round, the other in relief. Captivated with the way the lime wood moves as it releases.

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