The sculpture Foxglove was created for an exhibition at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Harlow Carr.
James Wilkinson Blacksmith was inspired by nature, having a workshop in a rural location in North Yorkshire and felt inspired to try to recreate the sculptural form of a foxglove when seeing one growing on the edge of a wood while on a walk. The sculpture needed to be large enough and bold enough to stand out against the large busy backdrop of Harlow Carr.
The sculpture stands at 6 feet tall above the stone base, and comprises of over 200 pieces, all individually hand forged and welded onto the stems. The acid etched hot dip galvanized finish gives a captivating multi tonal natural looking effect.
Photographs © Andrew Munden.