The following three projects all took a year or more to finish.
I have had very great difficulty in showing large scale sculptures like these in Scotland.
‘In the Shadow of the New Republic’ was shown at the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia. However, despite approaching several possible galleries neither ‘Madonna’ or ‘The Gates of Jerusalem’ were ever even shown.
And yet I do still think that all these sculptures have their merits. The last two were scrapped whilst the Madonna languishes in my hall looking reproachfully at me. But life moves on….
Madonna. Bronze and wood.
Madonna is a response to a resolutely secular world that seems bereft of spirituality.
‘In the Shadow of the New Republic’. Bronze, carved wood, steel.
‘The Gates of Jerusalem’. Steel, wax.