The Hop Picker Sculpture was commissioned by churchill retirement homes as a percent for arts project.
He stands in the garden of a retirement home in farnham next to Waitrose wear he is enjoyed by all the residents.
The Hop Picker is hand forged and fabricated in mild steel using a patchwork technique with a graphite finish, embellished with coloured stainless steel Hop leaves.
Hand made by Andy Quirk, Rob Kranenborg and the help of Rigger Gamble.
Year: 2005 Client: Churchill Retirement Homes
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