David Reynolds, 51, from Swaythling in Southampton, has spent 15 years making the replica of the Brent Bravo oil rig.
He is hoping for a place in the record books and is waiting for confirmation his matchstick model is the biggest. The current record stands at three-and-a-half million matches.
Mr Reynolds said: “Most people watch about six or seven hours of television in the evening, you multiple that by seven, that’s 40 hours a week.
“Whereas at the end of 40 hours work on the model I have something to show for it.”
But he admitted: “Early this year I was thinking of breaking it up because it took up two bedrooms, the loft, two sheds and half my garage.”
However, the model, which is so big it had to be made in 14 separate parts, has found a temporary home at Bursledon Brickworks Museum.
Mr Reynolds’ long-suffering wife Julie said:
“I am absolutely sick to death at the sight of a matchstick but I think there is still more to come unfortunately.
“But at least I know where he is and what he’s doing, so I’d rather have him there than down the pub.”
some exsamples of the patternations found in rocks
this is a amazing rock ! looks like a whole city
pictures of rocks from very large scale to very small
cars fixed with tape
Filed under: Bethan Wood, cars, public space, temporary Pattern, Uncategorized
these images are from a piece of Art work by maider lopez (auto.dream and material). They show her artifical traffic jam constructed in the mountain. She worte a public announcment in losal papers of the area asking for people to take part in her work. 160 cars came to conjest areas of normal tranquility , they were aranged in coloures and pictures were taken in 5 different locations.
image © maider lopez
Filed under: Bethan Wood, city construction, Community, makeshift, public space
people apporiating steps in Marble arch as seating
boys using wall for seating south London
man using street bike lock as tempary seating East london
couple in central london sitting on rail
these are all examples of people approaching the public space for a different use then its intent. They have used them because for their size,and or height relationship to seating.