Grass Plumes


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Large set of three


Three giant seed stems, arching outwards with grass blades, each curling in on itself. The grass stems are individually staked into the ground, so they can be displayed in several ways: upright makes them a little taller, at more of an angle will make them wider and they can also be placed further apart. This would be useful if you are placing them among plants. Being easily moved, allows you to position them in different areas of the garden during the year.


The grasses are welded in steel and allowed to rust outdoors for several weeks. Once they have gained an interesting patina they can be sanded down and oiled. The oil used dries very much like a paint and gives each piece a much darker, earthy colour (compared to natural rust) and a lovely sheen too.


While my sculptures can’t be called ‘limited editions’ I do only create a few of each sculpture each year. I love to work on new designs and commissions which guarantee that there is no time for a production line! It also means I don’t tire from creating every design, tweaking a little bit here and there, making each one different.

Total size: 260cm x 200cm x 200cm