this sir alexander stone memorial has a portrait on the top sculpted by a lady called Lucy Lyons back in 1963. the portrait sat in a cupboard at the school. the competition to undertake the memorial asked for the portrait to be incorporated into it, the other artists did not bother with this part of the competition brief, perhaps they thought it would get 'in the way of their creative activity'
thats me pouring bronze which is aan interesting thing to do taking a piece of mud moulding it to a form,the casting the form in metal for all time
stainless steel canopy, during this project i worked with many bad people, the main contractor cj pearce were particularly bad i was so glad when then went bust during the project - they deserved it
this piece of artwork took a long time to finish, it was the first time i had made a sculpture like this. the first always takes the longest to work out.
once finished it sat here for six months whilst the walsall parks manager sorted out the site
he also had to have a daft sign made in a dozen or so languages at some cost to appease the pc lottery and council policy
Robert the Bruce monument for Bannockburn battle 700th anniversary
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