Scarface woodcarving Squirrel sculpture from twigs of Oak tree Hedgehog woodcarving Oak tree slice (hedgehog shape)

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Scarface

I am delighted to report that Scarface was sold in November 2014 during the Surrey Sculpture Society exhibition at Guildford Cathedral. It was purchased by Chris Ingram and will be added to The Ingram Collection which is the largest privately owned collection of Modern and Contemporary British Art in the UK. It will be kept at the Ingram Collection at the Lightbox Gallery in Woking, Surrey.

Before going to the Ingram Collection, Scarface will be on loan to the Wisley Gardens Christmas event 2014 based around the CS Lewis story “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe” which runs from 20 December 2014 to 4 January 2015.


A squirrel called Seamus

Before the summer holidays in 2014 I worked with 6 and 7 year children at Coombe Hill Infants School in Kingston upon Thames. The project involved the children helping with the construction of a large squirrel using the offcuts from the school's 200-year-old oak tree that came down in the storms of November 2013.Lion with some features I carved the Acorn in my studio and donated it to the school. The children have affectionately called the squirrel “Seamus”.


Hedgehog carving

The Hedgehog was created from a discarded piece of the 200 year old Oak tree at Coombe Hill Infants School.

The slice of wood left by the tree surgeons suggested the shape of a hedgehog to me so (see lower picture), using that as my starting point, I employed my chainsaw to create the effect of the hedgehog’s prickly body.  I used a combination of other power tools and hand tools to work on the head.

The finished piece is mounted with two stainless steel rods fixed into an Ebony granite base.

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