Taking Flight - Angel Series
153cmH x 79cmW x 56cmD
Medium: Recycled Mild Steel
Final Coat: Penetrol
Lets for a moment imagine that we can fly, and this, I’m sure, is the dream of almost every child. This sculpture captures the moment we take to flight and it demonstrates movement, balance, lightness and celebrates the human form and the wonders of flight.
Parts of this sculpture have a rich history and come from an old dray in the Margaret River district – thanks the generosity of legendary local wrecker (car yard) Graeme Noakes aka “Nocker”. The wooden base is part of an old jarrah step long-since replaced, from Ngilgi cave. Alan has adopted a unique rusting technique in order to achieve the textured surface.
Designed to create a visual impact this piece would make for an impressive entry statement both indoors or outdoors.
Care For sculpture
The steel and timber is treated with a simple coating of linseed oil and turpentine in 50/50 mixture - lightly brushed on. This coating can be applied as regularly as every 6 months – this is recommended if the piece is outdoors and exposed to the elements. If indoors, the process can be repeated every few years. Any commercially available furniture oil, such as tung oil, can be used for this application. Penetrol is used for outdoor settings and office higher levels of protection.