Fabulous metal garden sculpture by Andrew Kay0 Written by Lisa on 30th Aug 2013 in Garden accessories, Inspiration
I was looking through the latest edition of the Garden Design Journal last week and came across the work of Andrew Kay who hand crafts the most amazing metal animal sculptures.
Based in Cumbria, Andrew takes the inspiration for his life-size sculptures from his surroundings. This wonderful majestic stag looks very dramatic against the moody sky.
And I love this herd of deer, absolutely perfect for the setting…
When Andrew works on a new commission he starts with a life-size sketch of the subject and then models each element of the sculpture based on this initial drawing. There’s a fabulous film showing the making of the stag which I urge you to take a look at. You’ll also find some more pictures of his work there too.
I love the simplicity of Andrew’s work – he manages to capture the creature’s personality with the fewest of lines.
If you’re going to be in Yorkshire over the coming months, you might be interested to know that Andrew is exhibiting his work at various National Trust properties between now and the end of February next year.
(Images: Andrew Kay)