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Penny arting for Brighton sculptor
1:34pm Sunday 27th April 2014 in News
A sculptor has been counting his coppers as he has created the bust torso made of one and two pence coins.
David Corbett, is a Brighton-based professional sculptor and his creation called Bent Copper is due to go on display at a show in a prestigious show at Sausmarez Manor in Guernsey at the International Sculpture Festival.
Mr Corbett said: “The inspiration stemmed from a brief I was given on using everyday materials, subverting them and turning them into something of value.”
The 34-year-old then began to gather what coppers he could before starting his work on arranging and moulding them around the life-size torso bust core.
Mr Corbett estimated that there is about £50 worth of small change as part of three- thick layer of coins – a small offset for him as the bust carries a £3,500 price tag.
For more of Mr Corbett’s work visit davidcorbett.co.uk.
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