A Sculptor's Year - Hamish Mackie Sculptures in 2018 December 13, 2018
2018 has been a busy year creatively for Hamish Mackie Sculptures! I’ve completed 16 sculptures, made a couple of research trips, exhibited work, and tried out some new approaches and different styles.
I started the year by sculpting Fallow Buck Running 2018 and Fallow Buck Standing 2018. I had spent much of the winter studying their behaviour in the wild and taking photographs. So many times I’d spot a deer after he had already seen me! He would be standing stock still, staring at me on high alert for a second, before taking off. It was an intriguing moment and I wanted to capture it in my sculpture. Creating this pair of companion pieces allowed me to convey a sense of greater narrative, a trend which I was to continue throughout the year. I cast both the deer in bronze in natural positions and they look particularly effective in a country garden.