I have just taken delivery of a number of blocks of stone which together will help to create a new giant sculpture.
The blocks of buff and red sandstone are assembled in layers but will be carved into one huge artwork measuring 3m x 2m x 1m high. The total weight on delivery was probably around 16 tonnes but I anticipate it to be about half of that on completion. Work on the new giant sculpture should take 2 to 3 months but as ever, it is always tricky to judge how long something like this might take.
This will be the largest sculpture that I have worked on. The biggest single piece prior to this was a millennium sculpture that I made in Countesthorpe in Leicestershire which weighed about 7 tonnes. It was carved in an Italian blue granite. I also made “29 Flowers”, in Hathern, also in Leicestershire which weighed about 8 tonnes but this was made in 4 sections.
I will post more images of the giant sculpture as it emerges from the stone in the coming weeks. Luckily I know a few big potholes that require filling!
The Millennium sculpture for Countesthorpe.
“29 Flowers”. Sited in Hathern in Leicestershire.
This may take some time. The new giant sculpture at my workshop.