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Brass Instruments Turned Into Works of Art
When one of our customers, Phil Neal from Welbeck, sent us a photo of what he'd been creating with some of our brass instruments bought from our eBay shop, we had to find out more.
Phil is a sculptor and brass enthusiast. He says, "brass instruments are a passion, I play them, I collect them and when they're beyond playing I recycle them!"
He first had an idea for his 'Sax Man' sculpture when he needed to brighten up the yard outside his studio.
He'd been given some farming wheels by a friend in the brass band he plays in, and incorporated some woodwind by swapping a wooden bowl he had made in exchange for a bent alto saxophone.
"A sax is no good without a player," said Phil, "so I used a part of my non-playing old brass instrument collection to create a pedalling, playing sax man!"
The Sax Man occupied his studio area until it was knocked over by a dog and the soldered joints gave way. it was reincarnated into a piece called the 'Bell Tailed Helium Bird'. Visit Phil Neal's Facebook page to find out more about his work.
How many different brass instruments can you spot in each sculpture?
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By Alice Thomson
Photographs Courtesy of Phil Neal.
Posted on 21 Feb 2014 10:51 to category : Instruments News
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