After a whirlwind visit to the foundry where lots of hot air and mutterings accompanied a frenzied casting, patinating and painting, Kerry had a five minute rest before returning to the studio to contemplate the improvements he wants to make to the base of The Tiger Club.
This large sculpture investigates the sordid side of male culture. It is an installation of bronze, fibre optics and mirrors which, having 150 individual pieces and a steel base, took Kerry 2 years to complete. Not being satisfied with the original support as he felt that it did not truly complement the piece, Kerry has designed a more elegant and aesthetically pleasing base to enhance the beautiful sculpture.
Sculptors of large and complex pieces have to have a good understanding of engineering and be able to draw up accurate plans. Kerry has spent quite some time nutting out the design of the base, transferring it onto paper and translating it into a cardboard model to ensure that the base will be cut and welded correctly.
So far so good, but as was once said, the proof is in the pudding and this pudding has yet to be baked. Keep an eye on this space.