May 11, 2021


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Giant newt established for Fens Pool in Pensnett

Metal artist Luke Perry will work on a substantial crested newt destined for Fens Pool Mother nature Reserve

Metallic sculptor Luke Perry, 37, who lives Stourbridge and has his workshop at Cradley Heath, was commissioned by the Mates of Fens Pool to generate the huge piece of artwork.

Luke, who will work under the title of IHS Artwork, mentioned: “I produce what quite a few individuals think about civil rights representations this kind of as The Sikh Soldiers at Wednesbury and figurative items in bronze and metal.

“The Close friends team, who treatment for the mother nature reserve, commissioned me to develop the sculpture for an entrance piece and to pay out tribute to it currently being a triple Site of Particular Scientific Desire which helps protect the place from improvement.

“It is designed of steel and I have named it The Crested King.

“He is created of steel and galvanised in zinc to maintain the weather conditions at bay so he will not rust.

“Even though he may appear to be huge at 5 to 6 metres he is not the biggest I have created.

“My major was approximately 20 metres tall and is a coal-mining monument and stands in Walsall Woods, around Lichfield.

“The Crested King is I believe the major amphibian sculpture in this nation.”

Luke spent on yr on the organizing stage for the newt and a month on the design of the large sculpture.

His former operate can be viewed across the West Midlands, Northern Eire, Yorkshire and Southampton.