Metal Sculpture - Contorta


For this sculpture, titled Contorta, I wanted the work to have an organic feel to it like branches and tree roots. With this in mind I added new bends to the reclaimed rollcages that I had already cut down to smaller lengths. And although I had spent much time planning it in my mind the sculpture took on life of its own as it developed and grew. Once again, I used French boules sets for the larger balls and also added small mini boules. To me the larger balls are like fruit or tubers and the smaller balls are like new growth in Spring as it spreads...

Metal sculpture titled Contorta viewed against a backdrop of Corkscrew Hazel
Metal sculpture titled Contorta viewed on patio
Metal sculpture titled Contorta viewed on side

Created from metal tubing and metal pétanque balls

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