Farrier / Blacksmith tongs.. Making a very simple small set of tongs from 1/2" square bar.
Maggi Hambling's resurrection sculpture takes flight in village church
The artist Maggi Hambling looked up at the shining bird in mirror-polished steel, shimmering high above the altar of St Dunstan's in Mayfield, East Sussex, and at the little piece of silver-painted cardboard in her hand, the original design for her first sculpture for a church. "It hasn't turned out badly, I must say," she said, with satisfaction.
The unveiling of her evocation of resurrection in time for Easter was an unusual event, a rare and significant contemporary art commission for a village church.
Hambling is pleased with the reflection of church and congregation captured in the gleaming feathers, but she is also pleased to see her work so securely sheltered.
Her Oscar Wilde, sited just off the Strand in central London, regularly loses a cigarette or gains a coat of lipstick thanks to encounters in the small hours. Her giant scallop shell commemorating Benjamin Britten, a gift to his home in Aldeburgh, provoked initial outrage and has had to be scoured clean of graffiti 13 times since it was installed 10 years ago.
Responses to Blacksmith Tongs
Jun 04, 2013
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Dave Merit says:
Jun 04, 2013
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Satria D Corleone says:
Jun 03, 2013
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