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. 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. 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. Thomas: "I was very pleased with the mix of materials used in this sculpture."
Solar back view
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
Boat Sculpture Series
In Part 1 Thomas spoke about his boat sculpture photo session. Here are some more pictures from the series:
Boat Cap Man
Paul and the police
Two girls in the boat
Paul and a passing girl have a chat
First ideas for the Boat Sculpture
Plan drawing made during the project
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)