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Loch Arkaig Animal Sculptures – The finishing touches

The four commissioned animal sculptures for the Loch Arkaig Public Art trail are almost completed. The final stage will be to check that they are secure and inspect them closely for any areas that need extra treatment. The Roe Deer … Continue reading

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Loch Arkaig Animal Sculptures part 8: Final phase begins

The Loch Arkaig sculptures are now approaching the final phase. As the subjects chosen for this commission are so varied, each has set its own challenges. The lynx has not posed too many problems, although it is the first time … Continue reading

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Loch Arkaig Animal Sculptures part 7: Capercaillie colour

With detailed work already well under way last week on the capercaillie, it was time to start thinking about colouring the sculpture. I often choose to leave my driftwood sculptures as bare wood but if any creature merits colour then … Continue reading

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Loch Arkaig Animal Sculptures part 6: Roe Deer & Wild Boar detail

With some of the more detailed work already started on the lynx ¬†and capercaillie, it was time to devote a couple of days to the roe deer and wild boar sculptures. Much of the wood salvaged from Loch Arkaig has … Continue reading

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Loch Arkaig Animal Sculptures part 5: Capercaillie detail

Work on the four commissioned sculptures is now progressing at a rapid rate. After a full day on the lynx sculpture yesterday, today is was the turn of the capercaillie to receive some special attention. The delivery of the wood … Continue reading

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Loch Arkaig Animal Sculptures part 4: Lynx detail

The next stage of the creation of the four Loch Arkaig sculptures is the most exciting. Having created a solid framework and built it up with the wood salvaged from the site, now is the time when the sculptures really … Continue reading

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Loch Arkaig Animal Sculptures part 3: Wild Boar and Capercaillie

Sculptures 3 and 4 for the Loch Arkaig project are a wild boar and a capercaillie. The Wild Boar can be quite a sizeable beast and a solid frame was created from locally sourced driftwood. As soon as the delivery … Continue reading

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Loch Arkaig project part 2: Roe Deer and Lynx

Work is moving forward at a good pace now on the Loch Arkaig sculptures. Having sorted through the delivery of driftwood and assorted pieces salvaged from Loch Arkaig, the next phase of the project is to start building up the … Continue reading

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Loch Arkaig Animal Sculptures part 1: The Commission

I am delighted to have been selected as one of ten artists to contribute to the Public Art project at Loch Arkaig Pine Forest in the Highlands. The ancient Caledonian pine forest was acquired by a partnership between Arkaig Community … Continue reading

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Tips for gathering wood for sculptures

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Most of my sculptures are made using driftwood collected from nearby beaches. There are certain rules regarding the removal of items from beaches in the UK, many of which are explained here. The key points are not to stray above … Continue reading

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