Project Description

Artwork and Sculptures

For the last 30 years, Blyth & Blyth have worked closely with a number of highly acclaimed and world-renowned artists and sculptors helping them to realise their artist vision.

By working closely with the artist, foundry and fabricators who create these unique works of art, we have been privileged to have engineered some fantastic pieces which have been installed around the world.

Described here are a small selection of sculptures that we have engineered:

Nomadic Boulders – John O’Groats

Sculpture by Mathew Dalziel + Louise Scullion.

Fabricators – Adam Millar & Sons, and Black Isle Bronze

This project won the 2016 Saltire Award in the Permanent Art Installation Category

Eros, for Old Parkland Campus Development in Dallas by Crow Family Holdings Dallas, Texas.

Classical Sculpture of the Greek Goddess “Dawn” by Sandy Stoddart the Queens Sculptor in Ordinary in Scotland.

The piece was cast in Bronze by Black Isle Bronze.

In addition to engineering the structure, we also designed the steel cradle used in its fabrication.

The cradle was then modified and used to support and secure the piece during shipping to the USA.

We worked closely with the site to ensure that the foundation and holding down bolts were fully coordinated during the build to ensure that the erection went smoothly on site.

Leap of Faith – Belfast

Sculptor – Gordon Muir

Fabricated in Water Cut Aluminium and stainless steel by Hepburn Fabrication

Kiss – Lagos

Sculptors – Based-Upon

Cast and Fabricated in Silicon Bronze by Black Isle Bronze and polish finished.

Africa – Lagos

Artists – Based-Upon

Cast in is Silicon Bronze and Mirror Polished

The Gold Leaf Tower – Warwickshire

Artists – Dalziel + Scullion

Cast Aluminium Fabricated by Black Isle Bronze

This piece creates a stack of leaves one on top of each other reaching a height of 12m.

Key challenges

All sculptures and works of Art are unique and all have their unique engineering challenges that need to be overcome.

Understanding the manufacturing and fabrication process is key, as is understanding the behaviour of the different materials that are used in their manufacture.

For the piece to be successful and the aesthetic of the works to be achieved, it is paramount that the structure is effectively invisible and becomes and integral part of the piece.