Step 91. A bus I used to catch in my childhood.
Step 90. Every bit as real as anything is real.
Step 89. Back to reality.
Step 88. Even temperature.
Step 87. Corrugation.
Step 86. Still plodding.
Step 85. This array.
Step 84. Step change.
Step 83. Entering a new phase.
Step 82. Great route on a Red Bus Rover.
Step 81. Natural.
Step 80. Persistence and patience are necessary.
Step 79. The struggle continues . . .
Step 78. Scanning the horizon.
Step 77. Keep on going
Step 76. Back after a pause.
Step 75. A quarter of the way there.
Step 74. Close up.
Step 73. A sideways look . . .
Step 72. See it as it is.
Step 71. Sorting the real from the real.
Step 70. Advancing . . .
Step 69. A quarter of the way . . . back then. This project started 3+ years ago, picking up things off the #beach. “What are you going to do with those?” Our shed was filling up. “Make a sculpture!” Two years ago I started and here I am. Will be completed soon. Then what? […]
Step 68. Slices of art.
Step 67. Getting real.
Step 66. Rust and seawater.
Step 65. Time for some clues . . .
Step 64. Do you ever think there’s a long way to go? 50 more? 100? 200? More!
Step 63. Keeping up with appearances . . .
Step 62. Overtaking . . .
Step 61. Close . . .
Step 60. We’ve reached 250, so there’s some catching up to do . . .
Step 59. Getting higher.
Step 58. New year, third year, year of completion?
Step 57. A squeeze on the table . . .
Step 56. Catching up . . . we are approaching 250 now . . . and keep on working . . .
Step 55. I don’t try to understand . . .
Step 54. Another day, another step.
Step 53. Completed more than a year ago, but the record has slowed. Time to accelerate . . .
Step 52. Left foot. Right foot. Left foot. Right foot. It’s relentless. I’ve worked on this for years. When will it be finished?
Step 51. Start after stalling.
Step 50. The first half-century.
Step 49. Direction.
Step 48. Disguises.
Step 47. Enlightenment.
Step 46. Self-sufficiency.
Step 45. Positive mission.
Step 44. Hold on.
Step 43. The Journey Out and In.
Step 42. Be aware.
Step 41. Pre-application.
Step 40. Everything is original. Everything is manipulated. Untangling is the challenge.
Step 39. Assistance
Step 38. On the right path.
Step 37. Echoes of the former Hounslow to Peckham bus route.
Step 36. The ambition to fulfil.
Step 35. Accumulating . . .
Step 34. Optimistic that hard work pays off.
Step 33. Brave and bold.
Step 32. Looking to future freedom . . .
Step 31. The will to continue.
Step 30. A whole month of posting has barely scratched the surface.
Step 29. Losing count . . .
Step 28. More power . . .
Step 27. One day it starts to take on a life of its own . . .
Step 26. Accumulation.
Step 25. About one-tenth of the way.
Step 24. The ideal of everyone, everything.
Step 23. More is added every day.
Step 22. One foot in front of another keeps us moving forwards.
I started out on this project getting on for two years ago and it seemed a long way in the future. At times, I questioned the point of it: it didn’t look much. Then I started to see the completed work taking shape: it is complete in my mind. I’m now about 80% there and impatient […]
Step 21. The key . . .
Step 20. How did this start? Where will it end?
Step 19. We don’t know what we’re doing and making it up as we go along.
Step 18. Sometimes it can seem repetitive with no progression. Then we have to have faith and continue . . .
Step 17. Chlorine.
Step 16. Apparently, signifying introspection, intuition and independence.
Step 15. Getting serious.
Step 14. Where did we go? Wrong.
13. Unlucky for some. But today we found new material. Added to hundreds already used. Onwards
On the 12th step to creating something positive out of discarded litter.
Goodbye singles, hello doubles and beyond.
There is a fire burning that urges us on.
We approach double figures and wonder how high we will count.
The pace would be relentless.
No rest after the first week: there would be many more.
Footprints in the sand were setting in stone.
No one knew how long it would take, but we weren’t going to stop now.
It started with no ideas, but quickly assumed its own form.
And we keep going.
The second step doubled our first achievement.
The first step is the hardest to take, but we took it.