Category Archives: Proposals

Sculpture in the Landscape

Nick Eames Maquettes

My sculptures are inspired by found natural forms that initially attract my attention. These may be flints, sea shells, driftwood or, more recently, split kindling for the fire.

I then develop these original forms in clay or plaster as a sculpture in the round: This is a working maquette (model). When I feel the piece is resolved, I then mould and cast it into cement. These maquettes constitute a body of work that I seek to build on a suitable scale for permanent siting in the landscape.

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My Proposal for Flint Castle & Waterfront…

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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.

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 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

‘Temple’

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First stage maquettes for a sculpture to be called ‘Temple.’

Inspired by some of the great stone circles. The individual forms grow from pieces of kindling, giving an organic feel to the structure. I have placed a model figure to give an idea of the proposed scale.

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New sculpture for Ysgol-Y-Foel…

The full sized sculpture is currently being built at my studio in Cilcain, and can be viewed throughout each weekend in September 2013 as part of Helfa Gelf.

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