Munitio sanduskia

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Another "botanical form from spent armaments" work - this time utilising 20mm cannon-shell cases and approximately 90ft (27m) of re-cycled copper pipe.
The fake botanical-style name is partially derived from the name of a city in Ohio, USA that has an amusement park with the largest number of roller-coasters in the world - Sandusky.

Materials: copper, brass, aluminium alloy, shell cases
Dimensions: 30" x 28" x 46" (76cm x 71cm x 117cm)
Weight: 22lb (10kg)

This piece was shown at the "Sylvansmiths" exhibition, the Royal Landscape Savill Garden Sculpture Exhibition and as part of the Henley Arts Trail 2014. It was also displayed as part of the Oxford Artweeks exhibition, and at Romsey World of Water. This year, it has been seen at Sculpture in the Vineyard (Frilford Heath), and Sculpture on the Farm (Stewkley).

This piece featured in the article entitled "The Science & Art of Domestic Bliss" by Nigel Williams in the Surrey Sculpture Society magazine "Limited Edition", which you can read here (2.8Mb PDF).

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