RAF Boy Entrants Monolith at National Memorial Arboretum, Ancaster limestone. Sycamore Key, Hoptonwood on a slate base. Detail from Fruits of the Forest, Ancaster limestone.

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Viv's work over the last 20 years has almost all been in stone reflecting natural forms which he finds an endless source of inspiration. You can commission him to make a work to meet your own requirements for indoors or an outdoor setting.
Email me at
mail@vivastling.co.uk and we can discuss making your own work.

Recent Commissions

  A Commission to be located in the centre of a semi-circular garden seat. The sculpture designed to be rotated from time to time.
London 2018.

Purbeck Freestone. 60x31x11cms.
 
 

A Commission for a sculpture to match Serpentine. Serpentina is located at the other end of a semi-circular marble seat in a garden.
London. April 2017.
Purbeck Freestone 52x19x17cms on an Ancaster Weatherbed base
 
 
A Commission based on a Wave Sculpture in the Stones@Home exhibition. For a garden in Kinver. April 2016. Hoptonwood Marble. 57x39x12cms.
A Commission for a Sundial Column to form the base for a specially made gnomon for the location. The decorative column is carved with a repeating design based on the Old English Rose which features in this Cambridgeshire garden. May 2016. Ancaster Weatherbed.
A Commission based on a
sculpture in the Stones@Home exhibition, it is a memorial to a beloved
husband and father who had a special love of Acers. For a garden in Sutton Coldfield. January 2016.

Portland Limestone

80x19x16cms on a double Kirkstone slate base 35x30cms.
A Sculpture Commission for the Reception in the offices of Morgan Reach, Accountants in the Hagley Road, Birmingham. June 2014.

Hoptonwood Marble on a Slate base on a turntable 37x30x7cms.

 

Pinecone, a commission for a private garden in Warwickshire, completed in May 2010.

Ancaster hard white on a Hoptonwood base 60x55x25 cms.

 


 

 

 

 

Hellebore Sundial, a commission for a private garden in Nottinghamshire for a client whose favourite flower is the Hellebore and completed in July 2010.

The column illustrates the life cycle of the Hellebore in 4 roundels showing the bud, the half-opened flower, the fully opened flower and finally the seed formation. In very light relief are the leaves of the Acer (the client's favourite shrub) and the Oak to reflect its location in the County of the Sherwood Forest Oaks. The stone is Ancaster Weatherbed and the size is 80cmsx30x30. 

 

 

Fully opened Hellebore flower relief. 

 

 

 

Partially opened Hellebore flower relief. 


Barn Owl, Portland limestone.

Barn Owl, Portland limestone.

Angel, Portland limestone (re-used), on a brick base.

Angel, Portland limestone (re-used), on a brick base.

Icarus Fallen, Portland limestone (re-used) on a Hoptonwood base.

Icarus Fallen, Portland limestone (re-used) on a Hoptonwood base.

Epsteinís Dove, Red sandstone.

Epsteinís Dove, Red sandstone.

Clove, Hoptonwood on a slate base.

Clove, Hoptonwood on a slate base.

Sycamore Key (mini), Hoptonwood.

Sycamore Key (mini), Hoptonwood.

Detail from Icarus Fallen.

Detail from Icarus Fallen.

Just Leaves, Hoptonwood.

Just Leaves, Hoptonwood.

Two-faced Owl, Copper.

Two-faced Owl, Copper.

 

See also sculpture in the Public Commissions section.

If you would like to contact me regarding my work please email me at mail@vivastling.co.uk

 

 
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