i was asked to make an animal themed sculpture exhibition at Moma gallery, Machynlleth, wales. The other theme was doctor Doolittle, so I created a Pushmepullyu for the centerpiece which is a creature descended from the last unicorn and a gazelle.
This monkey head is about 2 foot high, its made of brown, buff and dyed willow with glass eyes.
This dog is made of white willow and steamed willow with a buff willow tongue. It has fabric inside it’s mouth and glass eyes.
This 3 foot high Parrot head has been made for an upcoming exhibition. It is made of various dyed willows, has acrylic eyes and a papier mache beak.
This 7 foot long Marlin goes on the wall like a hunting trophy but without any of the cruelty! Its made of various dyed willows and a big glass eye.
I was lucky to be asked to hold a joint exhibition with my friend Frank Duffy, a wonderful illustrator, at Arthouse, Aberystwyth from 7th September to 7th October 2016. Here are some of the photos. It was an exciting oppertunity to show my fantastical creatures trophy heads.
I decided to make willow sculptures for the home as well as the landscape and so have been making ‘trophy heads’. So here’s a lion, a bear, a dragon, a goblin, a faun, stag, ogre etc… Because they are indoor sculptures they can have materials in/on them that wouldn’t work[…]