Robin - 2015 SOLD OUT
The Robin is a small insectivorous bird, with grey and brown plumage, an orange-red breast and white underbelly. Hamish’s bronze Robin sculpture shows the bird sitting on a tree branch with an inquisitive air.
The Robin is well known as being curious and little afraid of humans. A common garden bird, he will often watch while people dig, waiting for worms. He is well-loved for this almost companionable behaviour and has long been part of our traditional folklore and religious legend. The Robin is particularly associated with Christmas, appearing on cards and stamps since the Victorian times. Adopted as the unofficial national British bird, this limited edition bronze Robin sculpture will delight bird-lovers and wildlife enthusiasts everywhere.
THIS SCULPTURE IN THE MAKING
Robins are such an iconic British garden bird, and one that we often see in our garden. I sculpted this one, resting on a branch, which I also cast into bronze. Robin 2015, also shows clearly my use of patination. The patina is applied using a wide range of chemicals, and is something I like to do myself at the foundry. I consider it to be an extremely important part of the sculpture, and one that makes all my sculptures individual, as no patination can be repeated exactly.