I hope to think I’m getting better at wildlife sculptures, in particular, boxing hares. I have really worked on this piece to try and get a definite male and female hair in courtship. Hares box in March and yesterday really felt like March..! The wonderful thing about sculpture for me, is capturing a moment that is only relevant to that creatures habits. I hope that I have captured the strength and an uplifting spirit in this latest tussling couple. I work to a commission which is great and never get disappointed by your requests so let me do something special for you. This pair is being shipped off to the UK tomorrow to a loving garden and a lovely lady I know will love them as much as I loved making them…
It’s taken me a long while and a certain amount of experimentation and practice but I have made a small fairy. I am calling them my range of Pocket Fairies. They are around a third of the size of my garden fairy sculptures but they still take some time. Small isn’t necessarily fast or easier. They can live indoors or outdoors and are also made from high-grade Stainless Steel and will last more than a lifetime.
The sitting hare must be the piece that I have made most frequently in the past three years but each time I find different ways to make them… They always come out with different characters and different expressions. This chap has a very inquisitive look and when he was finished I really could see him looking at me.
This is my latest commission of a Garden Wire Fox Sculpture. I love that each one has his very own personality this chap is young and fast .. I wish I was!!!!! So it was fitting that he enjoyed an evening adventure in the beautiful Wicklow mountains. Foxes are life size and a half are about 1 meter long and half a meter high and I work to a pose that we discuss before beginning the commission. This chap is going to live in Dublin prowling around some trees at the bottom of the garden a special birthday gift. I would be delighted to work on a special piece as a gift or to mark that special occasion.
Summer, has flown off to her new home in County Meath where she is having trouble taking care of a family of unruly frogs that she is soon to have croaking in harmony!. Summer, was commissioned by a family of five boys and a syndicate of sister in-laws as a gift for their loving mum on her 70th birthday, How wonderful… She sits on a moss covered concrete ball at the side of a quiet pond in a lovely garden…..
Each of my fairies is unique individually named. They take around one month to construct and find a unique pose of their own. The wiring is made from high-grade stainless steel that will last a lifetime outdoors. These fairies wings are about a meter wing tip to wing tip and a meter in height when sitting….Look close enough and you can see she has attracted her first dragonfly.
This is the latest addition to my Magical Wire Sculpture collection he is made from high grade stailess steel. He took me around 3 week of wiring to complete and was commissioned by two sons for there mother’s 70th Birthday.This photo is taken in Glendalough Wicklow ireland as it were fairies and angel belong.Well I think so I hope you agree…
A great delight to be working with Ria organics and John Durston on the garden Natures Resurgence it makes it all even better when you hear that the garden your work is part of receives a Gold!!! Yippie Well done John !!! Haven’t got all the up to date pictures so hope you get the chance to see the garden this weekend.
I recently did an interview at my home and studio with Valerie Waters and the lovely cameraman Paul.The sun shone on the day of filming so I trust that Rte shows a good selection of my work for you to enjoy and maybe inspire you to commission a piece of sculpture from me in the future. I did this piece as I really wanted to get the magical feeling for grown ups so I made the hare big! I hope she makes you feel like jumping down a rabbit hole on a wonderland adventure or just makes you smile.
This pair of characters can be seen next week in the making on Rte’s Nationwide TV program in a feature about my work and family. Bursting to see it! They will then be in a garden called Natures Resurgence by John Durston at Bloom. After that, they are looking for their forever home! It’s hard to do work that is not commissioned but I had to push it this month and make the most of this lovely May.
A prowling fox with quite the personality. I create these pieces by hand out of steel wire each piece is unique and usually made to order. A sculpture of this size and detail would take me around two weeks to make. Please contact me directly for more information.