In Parts 1 and 2, Thomas Flint talked about his work, explaining why he uses found and recycled materials to make sculpture. Part 3 provies some more examples of his work, which we didn’t have space for in Parts 1 and 2!

 

 City Map

City Map. Thomas: "Made from scrap metal, this sculpture is based on a map of a city. The roads radiate out from the centre, but have become legs."

 

City Map centre

 

City Map sketch

 

 

City Map rib/minor road detail

 

City Map back view

 

City Map poised....

 

Lead Shelter

 

Lead Shelter. Thomas: "This sculpture is protected by lead, but has a soft velvet inside."

 

 

Lead Shelter from the side

 

 

Lead Shelter detail

 

 

Lead Shelter: top detail

 

 

Lead Shelter top detail

 

 

Sketch idea for Lead Shelter

 

 

Lead Shelter top

 

Down To Earth

 

Down to Earth. Thomas: "This sculpture looks a little like a carriage. It has a book shelf at the back, an old leather suitcase on top and various fragments of houses, furniture and household technology in its construction. It is called Down to Earth because although it stands on a fake marbled plinth, it still has one foot on the ground.”

 

Down To Earth under construction in the studio... Thomas: "This was a complicated piece but also one I was very pleased with. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to take some better pictures before it was delivered to its new owner."

 

Early sketch for Down To Earth

 

 

Down To Earth side view

 

Later sketch for Down To Earth

 

Back view of Down To Earth

 

Solar

 

Solar. Thomas: "I was very pleased with the mix of materials used in this sculpture."

 

 

Solar back view

 

 

Solar detail

 

 

 

Solar side view

 

Card skull series…

 

Under Skin. Thomas: This is one of my card skull models. This one comes complete with ligaments and muscles made from foam packaging, and bubble wrap lungs!"

 

 

Under Skin taking a rest

 

 

Talking skulls

 

 

Two skulls

 

 

Newspaper skull

 

 

Skull detail

 

 

Newspaper skull

 

 Boat Sculpture Series

In Part 1 Thomas spoke about his boat sculpture photo session. Here are some more pictures from the series:

 

RAC Men

 

RAC Men

 

 

Four Girls

 

 

Boat Cap Man

 

Paul and the police

 

Two girls in the boat

 

Paul and a passing girl have a chat

 

A vicar

 

Old guy

 

Motorbike Man

 

 

 

First ideas for the Boat Sculpture

 

Plan drawing made during the project

 

 

Further ideas...

 

Boat in the cloister

 

 

 

Some more examples of Thomas’ work can seen in the next page of our gallery, here:

Making New From The Old (Part 4: Gallery Continued)

 

The previous parts of this interview are here:
Making New From The Old (Part 1)
Making New From The Old (Part 2)