The real” Leaping Man”

Milton Keynes, 8.5mJust under three and a half years ago, I was approached to design and make a sculpture which was to be based on long jumper Greg Rutherford.  Milton Keynes born and bred, he had recently won gold in the 2012 Olympic Games.  I was so pleased to be asked as i am particularly interested in sport.  I set about making a scale model which won the approval of the council.  A little over a year later, I got the go ahead to proceed. It was installed on Fen roundabout in Milton Keynes in June 2014.

 

Milton Keynes recognition of Greg Rutherford's acheivement

Milton Keynes recognition of Greg Rutherford’s achievement

 

 

This week Greg Rutherford was presented with a small version of that sculpture by Milton Keynes Council in recognition of his continuing success at the top of his game.  I was very pleased to at last get an opportunity to meet this inspirational athlete.

Manchester United- MUDSA present sculpture to Sir Alex Ferguson

Trophy presented to Sir Alex Ferguson

Trophy presented to Sir Alex Ferguson by Manchester United Disabled Supporters Association (MUDSA)


I have recently been honored to be commissioned by Manchester United Disabled Supporters Association (MUDSA)  to make a trophy to be presented to Sir Alex Ferguson.  This is to mark 25 years of MUDSA and Sir Alex Ferguson’s support over that time.  My aim was to portray this inspiring group of people and their love of football.  Pictured above is Sir Alex Ferguson CBE with Phil Downs MBE of MUDSA.

 

 

Osprey settles into new home

Garden, plant, travel and lifestyle photographyGarden, plant, travel and lifestyle photographySo pleased to see my Osprey in its new home.

Photo by Kat Weatherill

72 x 36 x 46 cm

Artists & Music Exhibition at Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames

72 x 36 x 46 cm

Take me to Church 72 x 36 x 46 cm

Duet II 76 x 70 x 30cm

Duet II 76 x 70 x 30cm

60 x 26 x 24cm

I am Human
60 x 26 x 24cm

Three more sculptures have been sent off ….this time to an exhibition at Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames.The participating artists have been asked to respond to the theme of Artists and Music to coincide with Henley Music Festival. I have three sculptures in the show, two of which are inspired by Ukrainian dancer Sergei Polunin’s interpretation of Hozier’s “Take me to church”.

13th June – 15th August

Flying Gymnast 101cm x 50cm x 20cm

Sculptures on show in Garden Gallery in the Netherlands

3 May til 27 September 2015.

Swimmers on show in Beelden in Gees Gallery, NetherlandsSwimmers on show in Beelden in Gees Gallery, Netherlands

 

Very Excited – Five of my sculptures go on show in the Netherlands this weekend.

Beelden in Gees
Schaapveensweg 16
7863 TE Gees
Telefoon 0524 582141
E-mail info@beeldeningees.nl
www.beeldeningees.nl

Delivery of sculptures to the Netherlands

GREYHOUND II 3

Greyhound II

I’ve just returned from a wonderful trip to the Netherlands.  What an interesting place.  I’ve never seen so many bikes in my life.  The main reason for the trip was to deliver sculptures to the Beelden in Gees Gallery in the Netherlands.  This beautiful garden gallery will play host to 5 of my sculptures for the duration of the summer.

Life size

Red kite with rabbit

 

Milton Keynes, 8.5m

“Leaping Man” installed in Milton Keynes

Greg Rutherford is inspiration for ” Leaping Man” installed at it’s new home in Milton Keynes – 01/06/2014

“Leaping Man” is a dynamic sculpture created by Clare Bigger which represents the vision of the city of Milton Keynes and captures its “can do” philosophy.    Inspired by the recent Olympic success of long jumper Greg Rutherford, Clare has used the energetic nature of sport to convey this idea.  Made of stainless steel, this sculpture is an exciting and lively piece which reflects the nature of the local people and provides a welcoming and inspirational sight to those visiting Milton Keynes.  The 27ft (8.5m) “Leaping Man” has been erected on the A421 Fen Street Roundabout near junction 13 of the M1. 

 

Tesco commissions cricket inspired sculpture for Old Trafford

Cricket inspired sculpture in Manchester celebrates return of the Ashes – 31/07/2013

This time last year I installed a new sculpture in Stretford Boulevard, Manchester.  This commission marks the building of a new Tesco store and the development of an impressive boulevard that links Old Trafford Cricket ground with Manchester United Football ground and the metro.  Funding from Tesco has also allowed updating of the Cricket ground to allow it to once again play host to the Ashes.

"Flight of the Ball"

“Flight of the Ball”

 

 

Inspired by cricket, this 7metre high sculpture represents the bounce of the ball as it approaches the wicket.

The trajectory of the ball, similar to a hawkeye view is encircled by rings representing the spin of the ball.

 

 

I also designed and made the seating which mirrors the bounce of the ball in the main sculpture.  Incorporated within it are Best Ashes Moments – facts and figures pertaining to the Ashes at Old Trafford.stretfordseating

 

 

 

 

“The Three fishes” highly commended by the RHS

“The Three Fishes” Sculpture is Highly commended by the RHS – 08/11/2012

“The Three Fishes” Sculpture commissioned by Whalley in Bloom 2012 for this years Britain in Bloom competition has recieved a Highly Commended Award from RHS North West in Bloom.

Vale Gardens, Whalley where the sculpture is located has been cleverly designed and newly landscaped by Award winning designer John Everiss and the Whalley in Bloom team.

"Triumphant" 2010 - Harlow

Energise – Harlow LeisureZone

 

“Energise”

6.5 metres & stainless steel

Installed at the beginning of Feb, amidst the snow flurries, “Energise” now stands outside her new home Harlow LeisureZone. The aim is to enthuse and inspire people using the new centre which is due to be opened later this year. The leisureZone is a state of the art leisure facility for the people of Harlow and will be used as a training venue during the 2012 Olympics.

Clare’s work was picked from a pool of 12 artists.

"Energise" - Harlow LeisureZone

“Energise” – Harlow LeisureZone