Meet the maker
David Mayne is a sculptor of national repute who produces work for galleries, public spaces and the domestic environment. His artwork has been commissioned through-out the country and can be found in town centres, rural locations, public buildings and private homes and gardens.
His richly textured steel animal sculptures are the result of hour upon hour of welding and grinding the surface as he explores his subject's unique qualities to create beautiful pieces that capture the movement and essence of a particular creature.
Mayne's other areas of exploration include the use of repeated or multiple images to create pieces ranging from miniature forests to classic vessel forms. The simple animals that make up these vessels clearly reflect his interest in cave painting and primitive Art, and the use of repetition and industrial materials brings a contemporary aesthetic to ancient ideas.
When not busy working on exhibitions and private commissions, David has secured numerous Public Art Projects through-out the country in materials including mild steel, stainless steel, bronze and cast-iron. Commissions range from decorative gates and railings to large landmark sculptures and clients include Carilion Civil Engineering, Taylor Wimpey, British Waterways and the sustainable transport charity Sustrans.
David is currently working on commissions for Leeds University.
David is currently showing a collection of his hare sculptures in our Hare we Go exhibition, until the 25th July 2015.
Giant Steel Ferns with stainless steel details.
Max height: 4.5m.
Location: Poulter Park, Langwith, Derbyshire
Location: Botanical Gardens, Sheffield, South Yorkshire