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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.

 

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Feline Fine

A happy customer enjoys my progress on ‘Teulu.’

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A Dragon for Flint.

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 it’s citizens.

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And to give an idea of the possible scale.

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For the future?

Ideas for sculptures in the landscape.

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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.

 

 

Kokopelli

The full sized maquette of Kokopelli is now outside the chapel in Cilcain.

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On the chapel railings Nick has left this description.

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After making these pictures I sat with Nick in his studio talking about his work and made some informal portraits of him.

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The shell the symbol of the Camino de Santiago is the inspiration for another work based on the North Wales pilgrims way from Holywell to Bardsey.

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Images and text David Allen

Jade Jones Golden Girl

Jade Jones has won an Olympic Gold again for Taekwondo. Last time I developed a macquette for a proposed statue, here is the link. Jade Jones statue