Just got back from delivering my latest sculpture commission, a pair of Giraffe’s. The client’s brief was for a garden sculpture that was a little more contemporary, rather than a straight replica. Hopefully I’ve achieved this.
I’ve made the Giraffe’s from a slightly thicker than usual 10mm metal to give added strength to the slender neck and legs. The larger of the sculptures stands at 2 meters and smaller at 1.5 meters and have extended legs that simply slot into the ground or can be concreted in for extra security. The piece has a rusted finish that is in it’s early stages of development in the photos and is glowing in the warm winter light. The sculptures could also be galvanised and treated to give a mock lead finish
We’ve had them in our own garden for a week or so and have grown rather fond of them, I think I may have to make another two for ourselves. Can’t quite decide whether to place the sculptures in open garden or among trees as if they were feeding.