Beautiful geology at Canal Rocks, Western Australia

Posted on Oct 25, 2013 in Inspiration

We are always looking for strange or amazingly beautiful rock formations on our travels and we were not disappointed with this find. Following a tip off from a friend, we drove our rental car north from Margaret River, Western Australia and turned up at Canal Rocks near Yallingup. Here we found a very interesting granite […]

Amazon waterfalls

Posted on Sep 13, 2013 in Artificial Rock, Inspiration, Recent Projects

The image below is a photo of a small waterfall we made in an amazon themed aviary. The trees to the left are 7m high supports for the stainless steel mesh structure and inspired by buttress trees Ceiba pentandra. The buttress trees and rockwork are made from steel, concrete and shotcrete. The brief for this project […]

The smiling Buddha faces of Angkor

Posted on Sep 7, 2010 in Inspiration

Often a client will ask for a reproduction buddha head in the style of the stone carvings from the Angkor region of Cambodia. These iconic heads with their mysterious smiles have long been copied in zoos, aquariums and theme parks world wide. The oldest reproduction I have seen is in Rotterdam Zoo and very recently […]

Stone forest research trip

Posted on Aug 12, 2010 in Inspiration

Just recently, I visited the geological wonder, Pobiti kamani, otherwise known as ‘The Fossil Forest’ or ‘Stone Forest’ This natural phenomenon consists of many stone columns spread over a large area in the hills above Varna on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria. The limestone structures do indeed resemble a fossilised forest and no one […]

20 inspirational images of temple ruins and tombs

Posted on Apr 27, 2010 in Inspiration

Quite often we have to make architectural style rockwork with a temple ruins, Indiana Jones or Tomb Raider theme. The following 20 images were compiled whilst researching such a project. I have left out the obvious head carvings in this round-up, this compilation is all about mysterious entrances, spooky passageways and wondering what is around the next […]

Ten inspirational natural rock formations

Posted on Aug 24, 2009 in Inspiration, Uncategorized

As rockwork artists, we often find ourselves searching the web for reference pictures. Matching a habitat to an animal is usually the first stage when developing a project. Matching a species to a geographical locale is a high consideration as is rock texture, form and colouring. Nobody wants to see animals kept in concrete cages anymore […]