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 […]

Angkor Wat head

Posted on May 1, 2009 in Recent Projects

Main Contractor : Houthoff Zoo Design I loved making this head recently in the giant petshop I talked about in a previous post. It is made from EPS  carved with a chainsaw and then shot with a render (shotcrete) the render was then carved to the final finish. The colours are an acid stain and acrylic […]

Hancock Natural History Museum

Posted on Mar 21, 2009 in Recent Projects

Main Contractor : Koda Creative Recently completed, is  a small project at The Hancock Natural History Museum, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK for IAT. The museum is undergoing a multi-million pound re-fit and is due to open in May ’09. We provided hand carved rockwork and coral effect theming for twelve aquariums and vivariums. Above, you can see a coral reef […]