Leafy Seadragon in Copper

For the 4th year in a row I’ve had the absolute pleasure to capture the winner of the OZ Minerals Copper Sculpture Award, hard at work creating their piece. The 2015 award winner was Mark Ryan and his sculpture will be on display at the Adelaide Airport during the 2016 SALA Festival (Aug 1 – 31).

Here he is working in his Cavan workshop. So many wonderful reflections and textures in the piece and I find it amazing to see such a thing of sparkling beauty, in the midst of a busy, grimy shed. It will be incredible to see it welcoming visitors to the airport next month.

Thanks to the SALA Festival for commissioning this shoot and to Mark for being very easy-going and a wonderful subject!

If you would like to see some of my other work with copper, ere are some photos of the 2014 award winner Chris Ormerod – click here.