Chris Crane

Much of Chris’s inspiration comes from wildlife, this is where the idea for a piece of artwork can often start: an encounter with a hare, momentarily frozen before it flies across a clearing into the safety of the dunes; coming across a stag, which silently vanishes into the backdrop of the forest; or watching the dynamic grace of a falcon as it chases pigeons from the sea cliffs, or the entwined play of otters as they weave through lily ponds.

He first captures images in charcoal or ink, before he starts developing the artistic process before creating forms by arranging and merging pieces of steel. Chris works mainly with reclaimed steel objects, rusty tools that have languished at the back of a shed, bits of metal that have washed up onto the beach, old farming equipment, and other remnants of the area’s industrial past.

Driftwood Kingfisher
Driftwood Kingfisher

Reclaimed steel & copper on driftwood. 90x19x19cm. £790

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Driftwood Kingfisher
Driftwood Kingfisher

Reclaimed steel & copper on driftwood. 90x19x19cm. £790

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Kestrel
Kestrel

Reclaimed steel on oak. 41x27x18cm. £1300

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Kestrel
Kestrel

Reclaimed steel on oak. 41x27x18cm. £1300

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Kestrel
Kestrel

Reclaimed steel on oak. 41x27x18cm. £1300

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Kestrel
Kestrel

Reclaimed steel on oak. 41x27x18cm. £1300

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The Herbivore (1)
The Herbivore (1)

Reclaimed steel 78.5 x 36 x 85 cm £2620

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The Herbivore (4)
The Herbivore (4)

Reclaimed steel 78.5 x 36 x 85 cm £2620

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The Herbivore (2)
The Herbivore (2)

Reclaimed steel 78.5 x 36 x 85 cm £2620

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The Herbivore (3)
The Herbivore (3)

Reclaimed steel 78.5 x 36 x 85 cm £2620

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Owl House
Owl House

Reclaimed steel on Oak 184 x 46 x 46 cm £2200

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Owl House
Owl House

Reclaimed steel on Oak 184 x 46 x 46 cm £2200

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Sun Point
Sun Point

Reclaimed steel 133 x 48 x 48 cm £2000

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Sun Point
Sun Point

Reclaimed steel 133 x 48 x 48 cm £2000

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Sun Point
Sun Point

Reclaimed steel 133 x 48 x 48 cm £2000

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Frog
Frog

Reclaimed steel 40 x 76 x 73 cm £2000

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Cormorants
Cormorants

Ink & wash 49 x 14 cm £ 170

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Sun Point
Sun Point

Reclaimed steel 133 x 48 x 48 cm £2000

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Spring Cricket (Great Green Bushcricket)
Spring Cricket (Great Green Bushcricket)

Reclaimed steel. 150 x 75 x 60cm £1077

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Brown Hare.
Brown Hare.

Reclaimed steel on reclaimed hardwood. 48.5 x 45 x 30 cm. £1600

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Brown Hare.
Brown Hare.

Reclaimed steel on reclaimed hardwood. 48.5 x 45 x 30 cm. £1600

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Brown Hare.
Brown Hare.

Reclaimed steel on reclaimed hardwood. 48.5 x 45 x 30 cm. £1600

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Brown Hare.
Brown Hare.

Reclaimed steel on reclaimed hardwood. 48.5 x 45 x 30 cm. £1600

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