This sketch is part of a series presented to the owner of Donnington Valley Golf Club, Newbury, as designs for a weather vane to top the new fish restaurant. As you can see it is an obvious solution for the site - possibly inspired by that old maxim which ends '... like a fish needs a bicycle...'
The copper GOLFISH is based on an oriental fantail, and is over a meter long. Beaten and raised from copper and fitted around its essential internal workings (forged by DARYL FORD), the large three-dimensional fantail catches and directs the wind very effectively.
This piece, although soldered together, was to lead Sioban on to explore the possibilities of welded copper sculpture.
Dimensions: Approx 26cm x 36cm
Medium: Pastel on Paper
Edition size: UNIQUE
Collection: Private Collection