Monday, April 21, 2008

Sculptor at work

Graham Jones is one of the really good Eastern Cape sculptors. He has almost finished a wonderful commission which is to be placed at the East London Museum. Luckily he lives just around the corner from us, so I was able to get a photo of it before it leaves P.E., all 4 and a half tons of it! It is made of cast iron with all sorts of fascinating bits and pieces attached. This is another in a series of sculptures being commissioned by the Sunday Times, and being put up around the country as memorials to prominent South Africans . This one is in honour of Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer, at one time curator at East London's small museum, who is credited with discovering the fascinating coelacanth, a pre-historic fish which even pre-dates dinousaurs.


  1. Wow, that looks both weird and great. Not sure why, but when I saw it I thought about a novel I finished a few weeks ago. Sewer, Gas & Electric by Matt Ruff.

    1. hI Steffe thanks I have only just seen this page - a few years late! the fun part was stuffing the core with a pile of fishing line(nylon) cleaned up from our shorline on WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY!

  2. Really it's a fascinating coelacanth! It's amazing seeing an sculptor working!

  3. Thanks Sonia and it is still standing so I hear!