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The story of Milton's Gate

— 15 Oct 2015, 14:03

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Milton's Gate

My previous dog was called Milton and he had a dog gate to keep him in the studio. When he died after 14 amazing years, I gave away all his possessions including his dog gate which I gave to my friend, fellow dog walker and artist Lesley Hilling.

This collage is what she has created with it, along with other pieces of salvaged wood which she re-worked, jigsawed and layered to create a new piece of work. I bought Milton's Gate at The Human Nature Show - an exhibition showing artists with an interest in the environment.

Made in two parts, the left hand piece has a green hue, taken from the front of Milton's gate which caught the sun and is mixed with wood collected from the beach (as Milton loved the sea) and the right hand piece is a darker hue where his gate faced inwards and was protected from the sunlight.

Milton's Gate now hangs proudly in our new studio.


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