Sand Lizard Modelmaking
Faith showed us how to make the lizards, starting by making a wireframe, which we then covered with old newspaper to make the body shape, held in place with parcel tape. Working from images of sand lizards Faith helped us to get legs, tail and body size and proportion as accurate as possible.
With a wireframe, we were able to bend the legs and toes to shape. Then the fun part, we decorated them with a mix of recycled snack wrappers and coloured sticky tape to create some that looked pretty lifelike, to those with more artistic patterns.
Throughout the day we chatted with participants about the dunes and the wildlife found there, and discovered what they knew and liked about the dunes.
Meet an artist
Sand Lizard Modelmaking workshop organised by an amazing artist Faith Bebbington.
Sculptor | From: Liverpool
I studied sculpture at Winchester College of Art, set up my Liverpool studio in 1993 and now work nationally creating public artworks and exhibiting my sculpture. I also devise themed and issue-based art projects in partnership with local schools, communities and cultural organisations such as Culture Liverpool and Dadafest.
My artistic practice initially stemmed from having cerebral palsy, a disability that has made me curious about how people and animals move. I explore this through figurative sculptures playing with balance, the process of falling, and capturing sequences of movement whether human or animal.
In 2014 my artistic perspective shifted radically after surviving ‘terminal’ cancer! I stopped working with fibreglass resin as my main medium and focused on more sustainable, environmentally friendly ways of working, particularly re-using plastics by breaking the component parts down to then reconstruct them.
I’m developing new lines of enquiry such as 3D recycled street art like the Super Rat made with 100’s of plastic milk bottles; alongside re-using waste items such as bottle lids and crisp packets to explore patterns in natural geometry, cellular structures and mandalas.
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