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Penny arting for Brighton sculptor

The Argus: Penny for the thoughts of artist Penny for the thoughts of artist

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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3:05pm Sun 27 Apr 14

FatherTed11 says...

£3,500 for £50 worth of coins? Haha..these artists should try living in the real world..
£3,500 for £50 worth of coins? Haha..these artists should try living in the real world.. FatherTed11
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5:00pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Man of steel says...

Sticking coins to a ready made moulded bust does not make you an artist, and it most certainly does not make you a sculptor.
The bust looks like those in shop windows displaying shirts.
Sticking coins to a ready made moulded bust does not make you an artist, and it most certainly does not make you a sculptor. The bust looks like those in shop windows displaying shirts. Man of steel
  • Score: 16

12:26am Tue 29 Apr 14

Man of steel says...

Is this the same one he was trying to sell in Southampton in 2008?
Is this the same one he was trying to sell in Southampton in 2008? Man of steel
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