Sunday, 20 December 2015

Buzzard

This bird of prey was a commission and had to perch on an existing bracket attached to a wall.
The Buzzard has a wingspan of 1m40cm, I used a combination of machetes, seat springs, rotorvator blades and cutters from an old sidebar mower. The tail is an axehead.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Iron Horses

The first horse is destined for French owners in the Charente; the other is departing to a chateau owned by a Belgian collector nearby.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Squirrel

A little climbing squirrel designed to be climbing a tree in a very small garden for a local french lady.
His tail is a rusty chainsaw chain, feet are wood  augers, and his body is from a pair of ox shoes.

Iron Horse

Finished horse measures 2 metres long, 1.80 maximum height.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Iron Horse build-up


I don't usually bother to show build-up photos of my sculptures, but today is different.
I was asked for a full sized horse, so I am having to start with bigger parts than usual in the form of a few old ploughs. The challenge here is getting them apart, as everything was very rusted after a century or so in the corner of a field.

Iron Horse 2

Construction well under way; note the trolley to help me move the sculpture around as it gets heavier

Iron Horse 2

Weighing in at around 400kgs, I can't move this sculpture to get a good photo, but you can see the general idea. I may paint it if my client wants it painted, although my preference is to leave it in 'rust'.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Buzzard on Barrel

My brief here was to create a life size 'see-through' wine barrel with a buzzard alighting on the rim.
For the barrel I used the metal bands from a real barrel with staves made from old electric fence supports, while the buzzard is mainly from rotorvator blades with an axe for the tail and spanners for the legs.

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Yacht

The simple approach. Just three components for this yacht: a pickaxe and two scythes
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Monday, 26 January 2015

Sunset Seagull 2

Similar to one of my earlier sculptures, this seagull has been created from two large scythe blades, an axe, and the metal rim from an old wooden cartwheel. There is a spike welded to the bottom of the rim which enables the sculpture to be pushed into the lawn and remain freestanding.

Deer Family

A life-sized family of deer, which includes one with tall antlers as well as a youngster.
These continue to be popular in the Dordogne where there's a fair amount of hunting.

Bird of Paradise

Two leaf rakes and half a pair of tinsnips form most of this sculpture which hangs from a tree branch in mid-flight.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Two Vultures

Staying with the 'birds of prey' theme, two new vultures made from garden forks, scythes, shackles and the usual selection of whatever I could lay my hands on at the time.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Two Kestrels

A pair of kestrels, each catching a sloworm. These have been created from a selection of rotorvator blades and garden shears. Their legs are old spanners, and there is a couple of brushcutter blades in there as well.

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