Scrapyard sculptures

by Helen Hooker July. 01, 2011 13035 views

The annual summer sculpture exhibition is on at the moment in Paradise, the grassed area in the centre of Chichester Cathedral??s cloisters. My favourite sculptures this year are a series of animals made from scrap metal by the Aberdeenshire sculptor, Helen Denerley. They??re welded together from bits and pieces she finds lying around in scrapyards, farmyards, garages and gardens and she creates some wonderfully curvaceous and lifelike creatures from them. I was particularly taken with the crocodile and spent quite some time crawling around on the grass this afternoon trying to find the best angle, regardless of the peculiar looks I was getting from the other visitors!

This chap will cost you a cool £22,000 if you'd like to put him in your garden!

I like the quizzical expression on this billy goat's face.

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Marsha 6 years, 2 months ago

Got just the right angles on these to bring out their interest!

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Andrea 6 years, 2 months ago

Cool!

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Ann Garratty 6 years, 2 months ago

Is that crocodile made out of motorcycle chains? He looks terribly realistic, enough to scare the life out of the neighbours... hmmmm... £22 000 it may just be worth the expense..!

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Paul 6 years, 2 months ago

These are great ...love the goat!! :)

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Pedro Pinho 6 years, 2 months ago

Interesting! :)

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Carolinesimone 6 years, 2 months ago

wow .... heavy metal .... loving the scale

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Brenda Nelson 6 years, 2 months ago

I can only imagine how difficult it was to get that second shot so perfectly focused and exposed, yet capture all the details. Really excellent work, Helen.

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Lynda 6 years, 2 months ago

Great works and yourphotos have really done them justice.

6 years, 2 months ago Edited
Josy 6 years, 2 months ago

Amazing shots Helen,and B&W is perfect here. The second is my preferred for its a little lost glance

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Tom 6 years, 2 months ago

Wow those are fantastic well done

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Jarvo Laysell 6 years, 2 months ago

Fantastic. £22k did you say? Now where did I put my wallet.

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Moira 6 years, 2 months ago

Well done would like to see the colour version too though , I think the crocodile especially would look nice against agreen background.

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