Commissioned by the Dowager Countess of Cawdor.
The sculpture can be viewed in the gardens of Cawdor Castle from May to September.
In memory of Marc Sheehan
The two portions of this slate sculpture represent Marc and his wife Julie. The larger part of the sphere embraces the smaller. The gulf in the centre is filled by their daughter Emily.
The galaxy we live in, the Milky Way, like many other spiral galaxies, if viewed from afar appears like two arms of a spiral (represented here by the slate). The light at the centre of the galaxy, which is produced by newly formed stars, is represented here by the glass sphere.
This slate sphere appears to 'keep watch' over an old Peel Tower by Moffat in Southern Scotland.
Positioned on an angle for dramatic effect, this piece sits atop a boulder and appears to defy gravity.
I created my first slate sculpture in 2007 and by 2008 had held my first exhibition. I have since exhibited many times and moved into other mediums including steel and glass.Read more >
I receive commissions from both the public and the corporate world. In 2010 my sculpture, commissioned by The Glenlivet Distillery, was unveiled by The Prince of Wales.Read more >
Installed February 2015
It is particularly apt that this slate sculpture, 'Creation', should be positioned in such a beautiful setting. Flora and fauna abound as a tributary of the River Nairn flows past. Carefully positioning moss covered rocks around the slate egg sculpture gives the piece a sense of belonging and helps it nestle into its environment.
Auchindoune Gardens, Highlands, Scotland - commissioned by The Dowager Countess of Cawdor (Penrhyn slate)