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Greening up Bantry
Bantrys slob area development

When I first heard the term 'Slob area'I pictured a group of fat lazy folk sitting around on the benches in Bantry. It is actually the term used for the coastal area Bantry town is built onto.  The area, a tidal area and river mouth...

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Amergin’s Landing- A proposal by Anthony Cornforth and Peter Little

At the end of 2016 Anthony Cornforth and myself put together a proposal for a sculpture celebrating Ireland's heritage in Waterville, where the Milesian people- who were said to be the first Celts in Ireland, first landed. Putting forward a proposal such as this, which was...

Creative and ethical vegetarian food
The Pod Cafe

The Pod cafe was created in 2012 as our art installations evolved to become interactive spaces. The structure and bar were designed as a sculptural element to  merge with the installations and become a part of a creative holistic space.  As the space grew it brought...

Glasto 2015
Press 2009 – 2017

Our own pages www.Hortisculptures.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hortisculptures/117140521637203 https://twitter.com/Hortisculpture Press coverage: Irish Daily Mirror, Main section, Electric Picnic image: 03/09/09 Guardian- – Glastonbury - June 2009 Hot Press Magazine, Image of Electric Picnic installation: 04/03/10 The Southern Star, Ireland, Section 1, Bantry House and Garden Exhibition Coverage, Full page spread: 23/10/10 The Southern Star, Ireland, Section 1,...

Beaten copper and wood crving
Constructing the Druid

From April to June 2016 saw a collaboration of chainsaw artist, anthony Cornforth and Peter Little's work, a wood and copper 12 ft high Druid, commissioned by Kerry County Council.   [caption id="attachment_16127" align="alignleft" width="199"] Finding the druid in the log[/caption] [caption id="attachment_16128" align="aligncenter" width="199"] A sculpture forming[/caption]     [caption...

Green ambience
Summer installations 2016

What a fantastic summer, taking the installations to another level with an irrigation misting system that catches rainbows, projection mapping and a dancing water fountain that mesmerized all- Thanks to Alex Richter for his amazing work...

Image from the Guardian 2009
The process- Constructing the sculpture

The process of transforming a two dimensional idea into a large scale 3 Dimensional sculpture, and often with a  very limited budget has been a rewarding challenge. Its an explorative process and would not be possible without a number of passionate volunteers. Not one piece...

Model of the Tree Dome and Pods
The process-models

Making a model is a vital step to realizing a complex 3 dimensional piece. Especially whilst working with curves on a large scale. It shows potential issues that a sketch doesn't.   [caption id="attachment_16016" align="alignnone" width="300"] Model of the dome and Pods[/caption] [caption id="attachment_15832" align="aligncenter" width="300"]...

Garden design by unique horticultural artists Peter Little
The process… Previous Sketches & ideas

The ideas start with an observation and are translated onto paper sometimes with a vision to make an interactive sculpture or installation. Some come to fruition, whilst others stay on paper...