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Basking lizard - side view410 viewsLizards are another favourite of mine. This one is made out of an off-cut and is approx. 30cm long.
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Basking Lizard - back view388 views
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Lizard Sun Dial333 viewsI usually make individual lizards basking on a rock but in this piece I decided that it would be fun having lizards scampering up a column.
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fern bowl351 viewsA few months ago I was asked to make a birdbath. I was given dimensions for the bowl, but after I started rounding out the outside I was emailed to say they had given me the wrong dimensions. For a long time the round top sat un-formed and alone, then one day I thought of this... based on fern leaves and fronds.
Stands 925mm high. Bowl 400mm across
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fern bowl (top)385 viewsLooking down on the fern bowl you can see the repeated swirls from the bowl down through the column. I like the feeling of movement.
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Sundial458 viewsMy mum gave me a brass sundial plate for christmas so I had to make a stand for it. Again I've gone for a favourite motif... fern leaves and fronds
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Tui Sundial side 1333 viewsAround our place we have lots of tuis around in the spring when the Kowhai trees are flowering. I decided I couldn't do justice to Tuis if I tried to get them in proportion with a Kowhai tree so I decided on them squabbling over flax flowers instead.
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Art Deco Birdbath163 viewsI don't often work with angles and lines as I'm not truly comfortable with too much structure or symmetry - but I had this idea, and I played with lines and angles - and I think it would sit beautifully outside an Art Deco house that uses similar ideas. (SOLD)
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Tui Sundial side 2330 viewsThe other side of the sundial showing one tui swooping down upon another.
Total number of tuis on column = 2 flying and 1 defending his flowers
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Tui birdbath337 viewsWhen a friend saw my tui sundial she wanted a birdbath in a similar design... so I made her one. Initially it had a flax leaf design on the base like it has photographed here, but after further consideration I decided it looked better without a base, but with just the column and bowl. Now Tuis, along with other birds, drink and bathe in it daily in Vicky's garden.
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sundial 2383 viewsI have a plant in my garden I call an inside-out outdaisy. This sort of gave me the idea for this one.
100cm base and 800cm column = 900cm total
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Entwined (view1)165 viewsMe just doodling with stone again and trying to get a shape which makes the stone look fluid. Had fun with this one and different people see different things in it.
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