This was a crowdfunding exercise designed to raise some money to allow me to develop the ancient technique of rammed earth, normally used for building walls into a sculpture medium able render complex forms. This is breaking new ground because as far as I know this has never been done before. Wall type elements of rammed earth have been used sculpturally but they are still walls and not complex sculpted shapes. The ultimate aim is to build a massive elephant several stories high but before such an ambitious structure can be considered, the technical details of how to work this medium will have to be worked out on a small scale. The Kickstarter was successful and reached its £3500 target! This is an awesome result and will help to open up a new way of making sculpture. Imagine being able to build giant sculptural buildings which look like they have sprouted from the earth! Click on this link to see more: Rammed Earth Elephant Kickstarter
Click here to see an amusing and informative little film of the first phase
Click here to see an amusing and informative little film of the second phase, with added dancing!
Click here to see phase three, Making the Mould:
Click here to see the world’s first rammed earth elephant revealed for the very first time! A sketch of how a rammed earth elephant might look.