Tallies – ho!!

Progress is being made towards realising my proposals for the new Community Park in Tranent.

Under the project title of A Place Of No Importance? I have been preparing ideas that will have public participation as a major part of the final scheme.

Sharing personal stories & making a ‘Miners Tally’ is the way I intend engaging the public through the project. This is quite a complex commission with many different parts of the jigsaw requiring to be put in place prior to its going live. One of the first steps has seen me making a couple of prototype Tallies that will be sent off to Archibald Youngs Foundry in Kirkintilloch to be cast in bronze.

APONI tallie prototypes

Made with air drying clay I have formed two sizes to assess which will be most suitable. I got two sample aluminium numbers made which I have used to stamp into the clay, I love the the imperfections of the prototypes the way the surface has a life of it’s own and the way the numbers have picked up the buffed-in colour. Each one will be different and show signs of their being handmade, unique to the individual who made them. I have painted the prototypes to show to the clients how the finished tallies will look.

Read the background to this exciting project at –¬†‘A Place Of No Importance?’

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