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Mike Savage
Mike Savage studied silversmithing at Camberwell School of Art and developed his sculptural work at the Royal College of Art in the late 1980’s. The work is a response to the complex shapes and structures of organic segmentation in plants and their seeds. The intrigue of the natural form is developed and informed by an interest in industrial and engineered objects.

This is apparent in the seamed segments of cut and beaten sheet metal, where the weld lines construct and describe the form. The work and processes exploit the malleable qualities of copper and aluminium. The hammering and the conducted heat of the welding creates a patina of colour and texture to the metal, this is sometimes enhanced by chemical patination, wax is applied to protect and enrich the surface.

The work inhabits space in gardens and courtyards or
flourishes in the interior, a bridge between the elements from which they appear to have fallen.

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Mike Savage, Copper Vase
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Copper Vase
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50cm high


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Felicity Mara, Untitled 1, 2008
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Aluminium Star
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120cm long

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Mike Savage: Bees
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Bees, copper
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various sizes

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Mike Savage, Copper & Aluminium Fish
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Copper & Aluminium Fish
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100cm high

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Mike Savage: Liliums
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Liliums, stainless steel
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various sizes

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Neal French — Rock
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2 Birds, copper
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various sizes

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  summer 2007 exhibition

chalk hill (contemporary art
23 Chantry View Rd Guildford, GU1 3XW T: 01483 440638