I can reveal a secret:
It has been an intense 8 months, as I have been working on a new sculpture. It has been an immense task, far bigger than any other previous work.
The sculpture is called “The Cosmic Blacksmith “ and is a representation of human struggle, perseverance and liberation.
It will be shown at Sculpture by The Sea [ Cottesloe]. The exhibition starts on friday the 3rd of March and runs until the 19th.
Me and my team have been working flat out to race to the finish line and I am relieved and happy to say: it is finished and looks amazing. A few days ago we set the final piece in position and stood back.
For the first time we were able to see the whole sculpture upright and complete. 700kg of bronze and recycled jarrah looked back at us.
It was an anxious moment.
We eyed each other in silence for a bit.
I was stunned. It was a great moment. The beer tasted good that day!
I hope you will love it as much as I do.
So please come around and see it. I will be there most days so say hello if you like.
Russya Connor, the model and project manager for The Cosmic Blacksmith