I’ve recently finished this glass sculpture in the Flower Garden at the magnificent Cawdor Castle. The glass is worked to create many facets and cuts the light beautifully. To me spheres offer a unique quality. They symbolise unity, completeness and infinity. They have no end. We even live on a sphere! They are intriguing and capture peoples imagination.
James with his latest sculpture ‘Cube’ which he exhibited at both Gardening Scotland and The Royal Highland Show. ‘Cube’ seemed like a natural progression from my recent sculptures ‘Breconside Sphere’ and ‘Sphere on Boulder’. The sculptures are dramatic and captivate the imagination of the viewer.
Cally House, near Blairgowrie, Scotland.
My clients, Mr and Mrs Buchan like all things Scottish and after meeting me at the Royal Highland Show they commissioned me to build a thistle in their woodland garden.
The thistle is constructed in Westmorland Green and Burlington Blue Slate. I used fairly large pieces of slate for this sculpture. As the sculpture is in a woodland garden I think that it was important to be relatively unfussy, leaving the slate as unrefined as possible adding to the natural, informal look. I finished the base of with reclaimed railway sleepers. They help to frame the sculpture and give it some width.
Slate Sculpture of a helix. One of my favourite sculptures. I created this sculpture in 2010. I wanted to capture as much movement in the slate sculpture as possible. I think there is a fluid quality to this piece which immediately makes me think of a ballerina.
Portpatrick, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Slate sculpture in memory of Mark Sheehan, Portpatrick, Scotland. The two parts of a sphere represent Mark and his wife Julie. The larger part embracing the smaller portion. The sphere representing infinity and timelessness. The gulf in the middle is filled by their daughter Emily who is able to interact with the sculpture.