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The Malvern Stag at Bernerds Green, Malvern Worcestershire, cast in bronze as a relief emblem incorporated into signage as a collaborative project with Andrew Findlay - artist blacksmith.
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The Green Man bronze relief sculpture in Green Man Entry in Dudley. Bronze relief modelled by McKenna and assistant Darren Sutton for the Dudley Borough Public Art project ran by artist
More examples to be found below
The Malvern Stag
This is a small 15" bronze relief patinated in various colours. The Stag against a pear tree is from the Malvern Hills District council coat of arms. John McKenna modelled this Stag emblem in clay and it was lost wax cast in bronze for Andrew Findlay.
The cast Stag was incorporated into a larger feature sign created by the artist blacksmith Andrew Findlay. The signage Andrew created were entrance features to the town of Bernards Green at Malvern Chase, in Worcestershire.
Andrew made many such features throughout the Malvern district. His iron and copperwork grace many stately homes and public spaces throughout the United Kingdom.
Work such as the bodice armour below are one of his many specialities. Examples of his work can be found on his website at
The Green Man Sculpture relief for the Green Man Passage in Dudley.
Strange name for a town passge? What is this about?
Green Man entry is a very old passageway in Dudley may have been an entrance to a former ale house.
Cast Bronze verdigris patination. Castings such as this can be ordered contact www.bronzecasting.org.uk
Modellers John Mckenna and apprentice assistant Darren Sutton.
Commissioned for the town of Dudley in the west midlands by Steve Field of the Dudley Borough Public Art Unit.
Fosse Plaza, Fosse Way, Leicester
This project saw the creation of two bronze cast relief panels for a commercial trading estate, Fosse Plaza, in Leicester.
The concept designs were originally conceived by a working associate of John's. The Dudley borough public artist Steve Field.
Steve designed the layout of the roundel panels and provided John with reference drawings with which John could create the clay master originals.
These were then lost wax cast in bronze.
The Fosse Plaza complex is close to the original site of the ancient Roman Fosse Way. The proximity to the site called for a Roman reference hence the Roman charioteer galloping down the Roman road.
Shakespears' "King Lear"was thought to be a legendary king of the atrea around Leicester according to Steve's researches. John McKenna and his son, Alexander modelled the panel in clay. The scene was from the Shakespeare play King Lear, where the old King asks of his daughters' love.
His youngest daughter Cordelia states.
"I love your majesty, according to my bond, no more, no less"
The panel lost wax in bronze. For more information on bronze casting why not visit the A4A art for architecture studio foundry site where you can see the process of ceramic shell bronze casting and if you are interested come and undertake a short duration residential course in casting. The courses run at any time to suit you for 5 days with a maximum of two students, this low number of participants per course ensuring proper training contact. By the end of the week you should go home with your own small bronze casting.
The bronze panel on site at Fosse Plaza, Fosse Way, Leicester. Approx 1m diameter.