Ben Broadbent’s   benbroadbent:sculptor:home      truly amazing model of a very much larger than life-size RAVEN – a commission from Ellesmere College, is nearly finished. !!

I was privileged to take a peak at it before it goes off to be galvanised and made black. Quite awesome! Although the steel has so many colours and glints, it seems a pity to make it black.

It stands in a carport next to his studio at Bronygarth. Swallows nesting above have taken no notice of him working beneath them and Jude tells us they sometimes flew down and alighted on the model, peeping out at Ben through one of the crevices. Can’t wait to see it installed at Ellesmere.