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SCULPTURE PRIZE FOR SCHOOLS


* AN INTERNATIONAL ART PRIZE FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN UP TO AGE 18

Christian the Lion (sculpture)
Christian the Lion (sculpture)
Photo Description:
Aidan’s lion is based on a real lion called 'Christian'. He lived on The Kings Road in the 70s after being bought by his owners at Harrods! He was exercised in the garden of The Moravian Church in Chelsea, where Aidan learned about him (& watched clips of him on 'You Tube') as his church meet here regularly and Aidan plays here in the garden. Aidan wanted to make a 'rainbow' lion and liked the sculptures of Robert Bradford (seen at Art London & The Affordable Art Fair) who uses lots of little toys to make colourful & fun animals. Aidan carefully decided which of his toys he wanted to use for his sculpture and bought other bits & pieces from a charity shop. The inner structure (armature) is made from a litre plastic water bottle, card tubes from a roll of foil, a plastic pie lid (mane) and a polystyrene ball for the head. Aidan stuck these together with gaffa tape then covered them with 'mod rock' plaster bandage. This was sprayed with gold enamel paint then the toys were stuck using glue.
Author
Aidan Rymill , 5 yrs