Leaping Hare with Patination
Bronze leaping hare with tan patination and polished tips.
L 13.5 cm x H 10.5 x D 5 cm
Collect from gallery £155
Including UK delivery £168
Born 1948 Guildford UK. His early years involved much travel with his parents in the armed forces, a habit that became hard to shake off. Eventually the family emigrated to New Zealand. On finishing school Michael became self employed and established NZ’s second largest surfboard business. He moved to Australia when twenty years old and spent two years working for a newspaper as a photographer in Toowoomba, Queensland, later setting up his own studio. In 1981 he turned full time to sculpture with his own bronze casting facility. His subject matter was Australian wildlife. 1990 saw him expand to the USA opening a second foundry in Arizona, eventually settling in Eugene Oregon. In 1999 Michael moved on again to the UK setting up a third foundry in Shepton Mallet, Somerset. The average staff level of each foundry was eight persons. In total, more than two hundred galleries were carrying Michael’s work and in the twenty five year period over 500,000 pieces were produced. Each piece was individually hand made.
‘Movement, tension and texture’ is the foundation of each piece.