Following the cancellation of the ‘Iron Ring’ sculpture for Flint Castle, this is my proposal should such funding become available again. The sculpture is entitled ‘Silver Bird,’ and would be constructed in stainless steel tubing. It is derived from my original piece, ‘The Gull’ – development of which is visible on this site.
My intention is to have this sculpture built by – and with the backing of – one of the major Flint steel construction companies. The object of this would be to bring investment into Flint & Deeside, as opposed to it being outsourced.
‘The Dragon’ is intended to be a monumental steel drawing in space; the symbol of Welsh pride, through which (though not obscured by) the Castle ruins can be seen. A lasting, imposing trace of the weight of history. My desire is that they balance, and acknowledge that this is a nation for all its citizens.
And to give an idea of the possible scale:
Jade Jones has won Olympic Gold a second time for Taekwondo. Last time, I developed a macquette for a proposed statue, which can be seen here.
Helfa Gelf Christmas Exhibition
Oriel Clwyd Theatr Cymru, curated by Jonathan LeVay.
6 December 2014–17, January 2015.
Private view Saturday 6th December, 5.30–7pm.
I am delighted to have had four pieces of my work chosen for the exhibition!
The studio and garden are open for Helfa Gelf during September.
Ouroborus amongst several other sculptures is on display in the garden.
A gallery of small scale pieces on garden display.
Images © David Allen & Nick Eames
This gallery contains 12 photos.
Sculptures on display at the theatre. They are all for sale, so if you are interested please make contact with the theatre shop. Theatr Clwyd is in Mold, Flintshire, and is in effect the National Theatre for Wales. Click on … Continue reading