Boreray

Boreray

Boreray, bronze, 2015, height 26 cm

Boreray is one of the smaller islands of the St Kilda group. It is home to thousands of gannets, and has several sea stacks close by. My visit to this remote place in fine weather in 2014 was a rare privilige and an inspiration.

I made this bronze soon after my  return. It was made by freeform modelling directly in wax. I then turned this into a bronze using the lost-wax method in my small studio foundry. I learned bronze casting as a student of John Huggins at Bath in the 1970’s and have used the medium ever since.

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