Work in Progress

The topic of much of Kinghorn’s work in progress revolve around the theme of shrines to various things – to people, to family and to the sea and sky. This work is still in a very rough and unfinished state. Andrew’s usual working method is to have several sculptures in progress at any one time.

They are worked on as the moment and the mood dictate.


Bronze, stainless steel, glass, lapis lazuli

About time passing

Stainless steel, bronze

Bird Table for an Art Lover

Aluminium, stainless steel, bronze

“This sculpture is designed as a bird table for an art lover. As such the birds are the primary subject – the sculpture is merely a stage set. In my mind’s eye I can see a theatre of competing interests and emotions including fear, status, size and hunger playing out before the viewer’s eyes. I imagine goldfinches, sparrows, great tits, green finches and so on on the feeders themselves. Perhaps there will be appearances by pigeons, blackbirds on the table, whilst in the wings a sparrow hawk (the villain) might lurk with intent.

The imagery of the shoes is based on two things. Firstly a quote from Frida Kahlo, ” Why do I need feet when I have wings to fly?” (thus the abandoned shoes on the sculpture). And secondly that shoes, especially women’s shoes, have a purpose of embellishing and adorning (attracting a mate) as well as being functional. I am trying to draw a parallel between the plumage of a male bird and the shoe in contemporary fashion.

The text on the cards in addition to the Kahlo are Chistopher Logue’s poem “Come to the Edge”. It is a poem about ApolIinaire and his encouragement of the Surrealist movement. The second poem is Alison Campbell’s wonderfully spiritual poem about the arrival of fieldfares on a holly tree in winter.

I still need to powdercoat some of the shoes in vibrant colours and…and…and…”

Sculpture for Eilidh’s new flat

Muse with Pear

Lovers Sleeping

Made to celebrate 30 years of blissfully happy married life



Shrines to space, time and family

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