In light of the most recent proposal for a sculpture at Flint Castle, and the following response, I propose an alternative:
‘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:
To show support for The Dragon, please contact Hannah Blythyn:
Hannah Blythyn, AM for Delyn:
Office Address: 38 Church Street, Flint, Flintshire, CH6 5AE
Assembly Address: National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF99 1NA
Phone: 0300 200 7132
Website (non-Assembly): http://www.hannahblythyn.wales
Posted in Abstract Sculptures, Figurative sculptures, Proposals
Tagged 2019, Castle, Ddraig Goch, Dragon, Fflint, Flint, Flintshire, nick eames, North Wales, public sculpture, Sculpture, Welsh Dragon
‘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!
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 full sized maquette of the tall piece in the group. From this a mould is taken
Nick at work shaping the maquette with clay prior to adding the casting for the mould. The first section of the mould can be seen at the bottom of the picture.
The casting process begins:
With the casting of the main body of ‘Teulu’ complete, it is lifted upright.
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
North Wales has had a long history in the mining of coal, lead, copper and other minerals.
Photo © David Allen 2013