Monday, 20 December 2010

Damsel Fly

Similar to an earlier dragonfly sculpture, the Damsel Fly uses a leaf spring for the abdomen,while the front wings are much lighter and feature chicken wire veins.
Built 2010
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Soaring Buzzard

This sculpture fixes to a wall via a single metal spike on it's tail.
The buzzard's body is made from the end part of grass cutting machine, while the flight feathers are blades from a rotorvator. Two large rakes are used in the wings, plus a tiny rake makes the tallons.
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Friday, 19 November 2010

The Orbitron

Similar to the 'Globe', this sculpture stands 1metre 30cm high and uses parts from cart wheels and wine barrels; the ball at the top is a 'boule'.
created 2010.
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Friday, 15 October 2010

Patio Prawn

This is only the second prawn that I have made; it departs from the usual
gardening implements that I use by being based on a moped silencer. There again, it
would be unusual to find a prawn in the garden, but it looks quite at home by the pool!
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Tuesday, 10 August 2010

The Globe

Created for a French businessman who travels the world, this is a rare departure from my usual animal subjects.
The hoops were salvaged from old wine barrels of different sizes, while the topknot is the handle assembly from a cutlass. Height 1m 30cm.
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Saturday, 10 July 2010

Armiliary Sundial

This sundial uses three metal 'tyres' from cart wheels and includes a fountain at the base.
It was built to celebrate a 50th birthday, marking the passage of time, and including one of my Rusty Roosters to signify the early morning wake-up call. It also features a fountain at the base and measures over 3metres high. July 2010
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Armiliary Sundial detail

This view shows roman numerals and fountain rose. Note that it was taken a few minutes after 3PM.
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Monday, 5 July 2010


Some leaf springs from an old cart were the inspiration for this dragonfly; the thorax was a small axehead, and the eyes are a pair of rusty boules. Wingspan 1.4m
June 2010
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Sunday, 4 July 2010

Mo's dog

This life size Retriever was commissioned for a birthday present as a constant reminder of a faithful friend who had recently passed on.
Amongst the usual collection of agricultural parts is a waggy tail made from old saw blades.
June 2010
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Tuesday, 25 May 2010


A sturdy little dog which uses the front forks of a bike as well as the saddle.
May 2010
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Monday, 24 May 2010

Two Opposing Roosters

A pair of rusty roosters created to sit on two stone pillars in the hallway of a big house.
They have been made from similar parts, but still retain their own identities. May 2010.
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Sunday, 31 January 2010

Farmyard Goose

Geese are everywhere here in the Perigord, so it's surprising that it's taken me this long to make one. The neck is from a car exhaust, while the breastbone is a framesaw and a pair of hoes make the feet.
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Sunday, 3 January 2010

Two Geese

These geese were a commission for a garden in Holland.
Designed as a pair they are each based around a garden frame saw, but from then on use very different parts. For example, one head is a moped silencer, the other a boule and candle snuffer joined together.
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