I am finally back home.
I love being home.
It is late in the day and I had no idea what I would write about … but when I opened my mailbox, I found this lovely sculpture photo – sent to me from the artist.
I don’t know him – that whole notion of a stranger writing to me is fascinating – but he sent to me these photos and asked if I would add them to my blogpost about the Pit Ponies.
He said that he had been commissioned to create a life-sized bronze of a Miner and a Pit Pony. He wrote that he had read my blog about the Pit Pony and wondered if I would include his work on my page.
The internet is amazing, eh?
PETER WALKER: SCULPTOR
So, I did a little digging…
The artist, Peter Walker, is in the UK. These photos are of his work in progress.
He was commissioned to create a bronze Miner and Pit Pony as a Memorial Sculpture in Burntwood (UK).
At this moment, I don’t know why he was commissioned to create this sculpture, I don’t know anything about the man and pony depicted and I don’t know the significance of Burntwood.
All I know is that we are getting a sneak peak into the creation of this sculpture.
Immediately, I wrote back and asked about Burntwood and the story. I asked why this was important to him. I asked if he could tell me his process.
We’ll see how he responds.
In the meantime, I wanted you to see this wonderful work, from the artist, before it is actually cast in bronze.
Gawd. Sometimes I just love the internet….!
(When he writes back, I’ll fill you in!)
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