Your Chickens April 2018

Chickens with Hamish in studio

Chickens are such characters, the challenge is to get that across in a cold metal (bronze). I guess what I mean by that is my ‘art’ is in bringing life to a cold hard metal. But more than just life also character… It is close observation of my subject’s behaviour that really brings my pieces to life. I want to convey a sense of character, their spirit. This determines how I handle my material – in a loose fluid manner or in a tighter, more controlled way; with large sweeping strokes, or with smaller detail. Birds require a different approach… it’s about interpreting feather pattern through texture.” READ MORE