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Ice Carving for Wrexham Museum 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Ice Carving for Wrexham Museum

Last night Simon was on ‘home territory’ as he took part in the annual Victorian Christmas market in Wrexham. Don’t worry though, he hasn’t traded…

Trees for Kids Sculpture at Maes Y Pant 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Trees for Kids Sculpture at Maes Y Pant

One of Simon’s pieces that caught people’s attention recently was a little boy, kneeling to plant a tree. The Trees for Kids sculpture was commissioned…

The Case of the Sherlock Holmes Bust 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

The Case of the Sherlock Holmes Bust

Sherlock Holmes. He may not have been the first recorded fictional detective, but Guinness World Records lists him as the most portrayed. Ever since his…

World War I Memorial Soldier 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

World War I Memorial Soldier

This coming Sunday is Remembrance Day: a day to remember those who lost their lives in war. We don’t take that sacrifice lightly, so it’s…

Ice Carving for Christmas 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Ice Carving for Christmas

The countdown to Christmas is on! Shops are full of decorations, calendars are filling up, and Christmas music is starting to hit the radio. It’s…

Queen of the South Legends Unveiled 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Queen of the South Legends Unveiled

Back in May we started sharing videos and photos of a statue of three footballers that Simon was working on. Five months later, we’re proud…

Teamwork and Character: A Recipe for Success 720 960 Simon O'Rourke

Teamwork and Character: A Recipe for Success

Recipe for Success We recently saw this poster showing the recipe for success. We totally, agree about ALL those ingredients. When we think about Tree…

A Phoenix Arises 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

A Phoenix Arises

There’s something very poetic about this week’s featured sculpture, where a phoenix arises from a Douglas Fir. Unlike many commissions where a tree is damaged…

A Hydra Rising 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

A Hydra Rising

The Commission Last week Simon was in Surrey completing a private commission for a client: A Hydra rising from the ground. The nature of tree…

Downton Revisited: The Highclere Castle Airman 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Downton Revisited: The Highclere Castle Airman

The Visit No, our blog title doesn’t refer to the movie released this weekend. We mean the real life setting for the series and movie:…

Those Autumn Leaves – Enjoying The Changing Season 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Those Autumn Leaves – Enjoying The Changing Season

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” In this quote Albert Camus describes beautifully the stunning displays of colour that we…