Above the sculpture in clay - final inspection before moulding at the A4A studio foundry, in Ayrshire.
From the mould a full size wax version is made for investing, ready to cast in bronze.
Above the sculpture in clay - before moulding at the A4A studio foundry, in Ayrshire.
Below a full size wax version being made ready for investing, ready to cast in bronze.
Below the sculpture cast in bronze at the A4A studio foundry, in Ayrshire.
Then installed on site at Evesham Town Centre.
Below a verysmall maquette was made as a general design for the sculpture. Another larger maquette was made at a quarter scale to resolve all sculptural issues. Both have been made into small limited edition bronze castings. Contact the A4A Art for Architectecture foundry for more details.
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The Vision of the swineherd Eof
This bronze sculpture came about via a public art competition held by the Cotswold & Vale Magazine of Evesham. Six sculptors were shortlisted and asked to submit a maquette sculpture idea using the theme of the legend of Eof. All the proposed sculptures were then annonymously displayed in public where they could be voted upon by the local population. So the most popular design was chosen without the 'inteference of a named artist. By far the most popular design was John McKenna's beating all the other five designs by a significant margin. See http://www.eofsvision.org/
This is an exert taken from the Mayor of Evesham website
"Local people join forces to celebrate the Vale The Cotswold & Vale Magazine's People's Project is unique because readers chose exactly how they wanted to celebrate their area. They voted for a statue of Eof, the legendary herdsman whose vision of the Virgin Mary, whilst he was searching for a lost piglet on the wooded banks of the Avon, is said to have led to the founding of the town (Eoves ham) and the Abbey.
Readers also voted for the statue they liked best, from a short list of six vartists¹ visions. The chosen sculpture will be created by acclaimed artist John McKenna and erected in a prime town centre site. Townspeople will also help raise money for the bronze work of art, which it is hoped will be unveiled in 2005 to mark the 400th anniversary of the granting of the town's charter in 1605. Special fund raising events will include a sponsored walk from local villages into town for an Eof pig roast, fittingly. One fund raising book, on the history of Evesham Abbey, is already bringing in funds, and there are more books on the press, including an Abbey cook book. Meanwhile, local people are donating money, and organising their own fund-raising events.
To join in, to tell us about your own People's Project fund-raising event or to find out more about the project, please contact the Cotswold & Vale Magazine on 01386 41144, or email the People's Project Steering Group at firstname.lastname@example.org"