Re-imagined creatures and cutlery

Barry Lewis hedge elephantA favourite artist of mine is the sculptor Barry Lewis, who takes found and junk-shop objects and transforms them into fabulous creatures, like this Hedge-elephant, which is smaller than an elephant, “in the same way a hedgehog is smaller than a hog.” Wonderful logic. This particular one could sit in your lap with ease.

Barry Lewis hedge elephantIf you happen upon one of his exhibitions (he turns up at Bedminster’s Grant Bradley Gallery relatively frequently, but visit Barry’s Facebook page to find out where he’ll be next), make sure you take the time to read the labels – many ring with a philosophical humour that will make the animals even more enticing,