Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Short post about short posts - wooden statues


The talent of Mick Needham


Our former neighbour popped round today. Mick carved the cat, now decaying with fungus, that I portrayed in last week’s post. He has been recuperating from quite a serious operation and had been bored. He is now pinky-perky, I have never seen him so well. He brought me these beautiful pictures of how he has been amusing himself at home.
I mentioned the rotting stump in Cathi’s garden next door. He said “what a shame” and went on to comment, “these things are not cast in stone”. He paused and realised how appropriate his remark. He is himself both a gifted sculptor of stone and a very fine stonemason.



He also works in lead and when he and Janet departed for South Lincolnshire gave us a fine lead mask for our garden.




I could not resist showing you these two pictures of Janet's chickens.




11 comments:

  1. Must admit I'd find the faces spooky and I often think I can see faces in tree trunks naturally. He doesn't do friendly faces does he?

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    1. He mainly does grim, but I have seen some smilie ones

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  2. These statues are beautifully made, that man has a talent. Janet's chickens look lovely.

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    1. Yes he has real talent. I did have four of his statues in my garden for my open days before I had started blogging and taking photos. They were on display for about two years with the view to sell them for him. Everybody thought they were fantastic but no one wanted to pay approx £150! Unfortunately for me he passed them on to a trader.

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  3. A very talented man! He has created some beautiful garden art but at £150 they would be beyond my budget. The mask is a lovely gift and looks right at home against the brick wall.

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    1. My budget too Angie, but I wish now I had made him an offer! To be fair it takes him many hours to make a statue and personally I think they are worth it. Perhaps like me you do not buy a ticket and have zero chance of winning the lottery!

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  4. I like those wooden carvings. Too bad they will decay if left outside.

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    1. Or he could treat them with preservative?

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  5. Mick must have Scandinavian roots, the faces are straight out of the Norse sagas, alternatively he should have been consulted as a designer of the sets for Game of Thrones. I love them.

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    1. I often wondered where he came from! - sorry Mick just joking!
      We have just completed series 2 of the Game of Thrones.

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  6. Well, these are amazing to look at. Great artwork has been done by a talented artisan. These are really adorable.

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