Tag Archives: North Wales

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 David Hanson and Hannah Blythyn.

David Hanson, MP for Delyn:
@DavidHansonDelyn
David Hanson MP, House of Commons, London SW1A OAA
0r 4 Trelawney Square, Flint, Flintshire CH6 5NN
Phone: 01352 763159 or 0207 219 5064
Fax: 01352 730140 or 0207 219 2671
Email: david.hanson.mp@parliament.uk

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

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‘Buddies’ – An update

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‘Buddies’ – the sculpture for Ysgol-Y-Foel, is ready and waiting in the sculptor’s yard. It will shortly go on display outside Capel Gad, pending the school being ready to move it to its permanent home. A better quality photo to follow shortly!

Work progresses on a commission…

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Studio sketch of the commissioned work as it could look when complete

Here is a sketch of a commissioned work. The initial maquettes have been shown previously. Click on the images below to view in full scale!

The casting process begins:

Raising ‘Teulu’

With the casting of the main body of ‘Teulu’ complete, it is lifted upright.
Spring  2015.

Showing in Theatr Clwyd

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From next Monday, I will be displaying a collection of my small pieces at Theatre Clwyd in Mold, North Wales. They will be for sale at the theatre. I will post pictures and a list of what is available in the next few days.

‘The Ferryman’ – shown by kind permission of David Allen.

Photo © David Allen and Nick Eames

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