During 2002/3, I produced two commissioned works in stainless steel for Aldi supermarket and Bridgend Borough Council. This work for Aldi was formed from 4 sheets of steel to form a free-standing sculptural relief, and overlooks their store in Mold, North Wales. The store was built on the site of an old railway terminal, which origined the concept for the work.
This work was commissioned in 2005 by Charles Street Buildings Ltd. It was my first public work in stone, and is situated outside the offices of the North Leicestershire Probation Service. The stone is a Derbyshire limestone called Clipsham, and I formed the piece in the workshop of the Leicestershire carver, Graeme Mitcheson.
Nelson Roundabout Sculpture was the first piece to be formed in my present workshop. It is a 4m high relief work in Portland stone. The work formed a central feature for a regeneration scheme for the village of Nelson near Caerphilly, South Wales.
Smallpox Monument Geneva
2010 marked the thirtieth anniversary of the eradication of Smallpox. The commission was won from an international design competition organised by the anniversary committee in 2008. The concept was developed by myself and the illustrator Simon Williams, and I undertook the sculptural and installation work during 2009 / 10.
Formed in bronze and carved stone, the monument stands directly outside the World Health Organisation in Geneva, Switzerland, and a copy was commissioned by Pfizer for their offices in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA.
“Sporting Success” was a three figure bronze composition made during 1998 for the City of Leicester. It celebrated the continued success of Leicester’s sporting teams – football, rugby & cricket.
The pictures show how the bronzes have changed over the years – shortly after installation the patination was green/ blue. These more recent pictures show how the material has darkened in colour.
This is the life-size bronze of the World Champion bowler, Tony Allcock. The piece was commissioned by Charles Street Buildings Ltd to form a central feature in a new retail development in Thurmaston, Leicestershire. Since retired from the sport, I visited Tony at the offices of the English Bowling Association of which he is chairman. I took photographs of the man in action, and these and other researched images formed the basis for the work.