Recent Commissions

2018 - "Contemplation Circle" at the Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park, Yorkshire, England

Contemplation Circle Sculpture

"Contemplation Circle" (2018) at Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park

Set of 5 chair forms in Redwood. Commissioned by the Hutts Foundation following an article in British Garden Magazine (Summer 2017) regarding a previous similar commission. The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park is located at The Hutts, Grewelthorpe, Ripon, Yorkshire.
Background details on the "Contemplation Circle" can be found here.

Sculpture Size: Centre chair is 2.2 metres (7.22 feet) high

Contemplation Circle Sculpture Close Up

Close-up View of the "Contemplation Circle"

2016 - "Emergence" at Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland

Emergence Sculpture - Thumbnail

"Emergence" (2016) at Dublin City University

This piece was sculpted from part of a Copper Beech tree which was felled beside the office of the president of the college. The transformation from natural wood near the base to the figure reaching upwards mirrors the transformative power of education.

Sculpture Size: "Emergence" is 3.75 meters (12.3 feet) high

2015 - "Esplanade" at Paul Taylor American Dance Company of New York City

Esplanade Sculpture

"Esplanade" (2015) at Paul Taylor American Dance Company NYC

Commissioned by Amir and Lisa Arbisser of Fort Lee, NJ and presented to the Paul Taylor American Dance Company of New York City. The piece represents an iconic moment in one of Paul Taylor's most famous dance creations of the same name. The wood used is Silver Maple which was felled on the Arbisser's farm in upstate NY.

Sculpture Size: "Esplanade" is 2.9 meters (9.51 feet) wide and 2 meters (6.56 feet) high

2015 - "Pen and Inkpot" at New Ross Library, County Wexford, Ireland

Sculptor with Pen and Inkpot

"Pen and Inkpot" (2015) at New Ross Library, County Wexford, Ireland

This piece was commissioned by Wexford County Council as the gnomen (pointer) of Ireland's largest sundial, which is situated in the Mary Reynolds designed children's storytelling park beside New Ross library.

Sculpture Size: Pen is 3.16 meters (10.37 feet) long, Inkpot is 1 meter (3.28 feet) in diameter

Aerial View of New Ross Sundial

Aerial View of Sundial with "Pen and Inkpot" on the left

2014 - Fleur Bresler commission at Rockville, Maryland, USA

Fleur Sculpture with Admirer

Fleur Bresler commission with Admirer

Commissioned by Fleur Bresler, who has built one of the greatest private collections of wood art in the world. Representing Fleur as a collector, the piece is made from Irish Oak Burl from the McMorrough-Kavanagh estate in Borris, Co Carlow, Ireland. The figure is holding a container made from Spalted Beech and Ebony.

Sculpture Size: Fleur Bresler commission is 1.67 meters (5 foot 6 inches) high

2010 - "Sursum Corda" (Latin: Lift Up Your Hearts) at County Carlow, Ireland

Sursum Corda Sculpture with Sculptor and others

"Sursum Corda" commission with Sculptor and Owners

Commissioned by a client in County Carlow from a trunk of Bog Oak which was uncovered during building excavations. The hearts are of gold-patinated bronze. (See photograph below for details).

Sursum Corda Sculpture details

"Sursum Corda" Bog Oak showing Bronze details

Sculpture Size: "Sursum Corda" is 4 meters (13.12 feet) high

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