The idea for the Buzzard, took flight as the second sculpture in a series based on indigenous species created for Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council. The buzzard project is part of the Borough Council’s 2016 entry in Britain in Bloom.
Mounted at a focal point in the town, the scale and detail of this piece makes it a real talking point. A ground-breaking project in terms of the fabrication techniques and skills involved, the Artworks team created this amazing sculpture in under six weeks. Have you spotted the Buzzard yet?
The 12ft mild steel sculpture commissioned by Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, took two months to complete and has a wingspan of over 3 metres, nearly 3 times as big as a real buzzard. The breathtaking piece was created with thanks to Artist, Andy Edwards and Artworks Manager, Phil Brown. There are over 100 individual pieces in the sculpture forming feathers, beak and talons.
It is inspired by a recent surge in the native species, and is part of a programme to decorate Newcastle’s roundabouts with indigenous animals.
Andy Edwards, Artist
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