Wednesday, September 02, 2009

THE TACKLE


1987  2005                                                                                         

Smithwicks Hall of Fame Trophy
Bronze

20cm Long x 14cm x 15cm High
Private Collection - Ireland, England, Europe, Australia, New Zealand,
                              South Africa.

The Story

Two bronzes were cast each year from 1987 to 2005 and presented to people of  note in the field [ excuse my 'pun' ] of Rugby. I received the commission to make a bronze sculpture in ' Rugby Play '. THE TACKLE is the result of my observations of the game ,  a sculpture that depicts the game in all it's glory to the people who follow the sport with passion .
In '87 I was under the impression that it would be a ' one off ' commission but it rolled on for another eighteen years . It brought my name and work to different parts of the world and helped pay the bills .





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2 comments:

EmMeLiNe said...

YOu are very lucky to be chosen to do this bronze sculpture in 'Rugby Play'...i admire it a lot!!

Tom said...

Hi:

This is a fantastic bronze piece! Please contact me about purchase!

Thanks

Tom