Category Archives: Figurative sculptures

‘Roman Remains’ – Stage 2

The casting of the horse skull with fine artist Florence Bigglestone (@floss_art) continues: Following some subtle reinforcing and restoration, the skull (which has been named ‘Maximus’ – “Are you not entertained?”) has been clayed up, and the first caps of the piece mold are underway, in plaster.

We’ve been joined by Nick’s colleague, Tim Johnson, who has been assisting in documenting the process and working with Florence.

‘Roman Remains’– Casting with Florence Bigglestone

Nick is working with fine artist Florence Bigglestone (@floss_art) this month – safely and with social distancing – to restore and cast a horse’s skull. The cast skull, in plaster, will then be painted and embroidered by Florence to represent the history of chariot racing in Roman Chester. It will be exhibited in the Grosvenor Museum, Chester as part of an exhibition.

These photos show the beginning of the restoration and casting process.

You can check out more of Florence’s work on her Instagram.

Proposal: ‘The Dragon’

In light of the most recent proposal for a sculpture at Flint Castle, and the following response, I propose an alternative:

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‘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.

‘The Dragon’ would be constructed by Flintshire steel companies. The image below gives an idea of the possible scale:

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To show support for The Dragon, please contact Hannah Blythyn:

Hannah Blythyn, AM for Delyn:
@HannahBlythynAM
Office Address: 38 Church Street, Flint, Flintshire, CH6 5AE
Assembly Address: National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF99 1NA
Phone: 0300 200 7132
Email: Hannah.Blythyn@assembly.wales
Website (non-Assembly): http://www.hannahblythyn.wales
Twitter: twitter.com/HannahBlythyn

#dragonforflint
@dragonforflint

A Dragon for Flint…

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‘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:

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A Collection of Maquettes

This collection of macquettes is from an earlier existing body of work which I am currently revisiting. Click on the images to see the full photograph.

All photos © Nick Eames.

Jade Jones – Update

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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.

‘Howl’ – Exhibited 1994

Pictures of an early work ‘Howl’ can be seen here.

‘The Welsh Dragon’

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If you are interested in having a bronze of Ddraig Goch made, you can message me via the contacts page.

A memorial for the miners of North Wales?

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North Wales has had a long history in the mining of coal, lead, copper and other minerals.

Photo © David Allen 2013

‘Ddraig Goch’

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Bronze maquette commissioned by Margaret Clement-Evans. Full sized version proposed for suitable site in Wales.

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With a model figure to show proposed scale of the final version.