Hadfield Fine Art

MP004, Saxon Doorway, bronze with polished brass , 38cm high excluding base
MP004, Saxon Doorway, bronze with polished brass , 38cm high excluding base

Mick Ponting

Based in Gloucestershire, Mick Ponting is a retired veterinary surgeon with particular experience in the horse. Being an ex polo player he has a strong interest in equine locomotion and anatomy.   In 1992 he rode for over 800 miles on horseback whilst on expedition to Outer Mongolia.  Two routes were pioneered on his Mongolian horse Caesar to Samborov and Mohn Haken Mountains in the Altai Range on the edge of the Gobi Desert.
 
His travels and veterinary experience have formed the basis of his inspiration and his use of traditional materials and techniques is pleasing and contemporary. Working in stone as well as bronze Mick is no stranger to the chisel and saw and his sculptures have a very tactile hewn feel.
 
Bison is a bronze sculpture influenced by the Paleolthic cave paintings at Lascaux, France and Altamira, Spain.  In addition Mick was inspired by live viewing of American bison preserved by the Black Foot Indians near Bowning, Montana.  Cast at the world reknown Pangolin Foundry this weighty bronze is of a very high quality.
 

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MP004, Saxon Doorway, bronze with polished brass , 38cm high excluding base MP003, Horse 2 (Paleo Etruscan Equine), bronze, 28cm high MP002, Horse 1 (Paleo Etruscan Equine), bronze, 25cm highSOLD 
MP001, Bison, Bronze, pangolin foundry, 17cm high