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Homage to Gonzalez

Sculpture made of found iron railway nails plus beads. 

I found these nails on Bristol docks at the old coal yard before it was cleared for modernisation. I kept them in my studio for a long time thinking how I could use them. The longest nail with it's rounded head suggested a figure once I saw this form emerging and adding the other nails completed the figurative shape. I used the nails exactly as I found them - they weren't re- shaped - I simply welded the individual pieces together. The glass bead necklace was added later.

Title: Homage to Gonzalez

Title: Homage to Gonzalez