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A Bespoke Sign for The Joshua Tree 600 450 Simon O'Rourke

A Bespoke Sign for The Joshua Tree

Many of you will have read in Simon’s biography that his is in illustration. Tree carving started for him while he was working for Acorn…

Capenhurst Woodland Scene 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Capenhurst Woodland Scene

If you saw this Facebook post back in January, you’ll know that Simon’s first completed project of this year was the Capenhurst Woodland Scene. This…

The Great Resc-yew (rescue): Two Towers and a Dragon 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

The Great Resc-yew (rescue): Two Towers and a Dragon

Two Towers and a dragon. Sorry, nothing to do with the movie! Although if you enjoy Tolkien, you could read our blog about Simon’s Lord…

Our Affiliates: Working with Treetech 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Our Affiliates: Working with Treetech

A while ago we shared this blog about the importance of teamwork. We rely on good teamwork in all kinds of ways: our employees, sponsors,…

Into the 20’s – A Review of the Decade 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Into the 20’s – A Review of the Decade

As we start a new decade, we’ve been reflecting on the many changes that have happened personally and professionally over the last ten years. Professionally,…

Ayrton Senna Tribute Sculpture 150 150 Simon O'Rourke

Ayrton Senna Tribute Sculpture

When we think about ‘celebrity deaths’ over the last 25 years, many tragic or difficult stories come to mind. We think of many phenomenally talented…

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…