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.

Horse head
Horse head

Reclaimed steel. 124 x 99 x 66cm

Horse head
Horse head

Reclaimed steel. 124 x 99 x 66cm

Horse head
Horse head

Reclaimed steel. 124 x 99 x 66cm

Brown Hare.
Brown Hare.

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

Brown Hare.
Brown Hare.

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

Brown Hare.
Brown Hare.

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

Brown Hare.
Brown Hare.

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

Resting Emperor
Resting Emperor

Resting Emperor Reclaimed steel 96 x 25 x 55 cm SOLD

Diving Otter
Diving Otter

Reclaimed steel on hard wood 146 x 40 x 70 cm SOLD

Turning Otter (2)
Turning Otter (2)

Reclaimed steel on reclaimed hardwood 57 x 43 x 47 cm SOLD

Cormorant head study
Cormorant head study

Reclaimed steel 41 x 14 x 33 cm price £616

Cormorant head study
Cormorant head study

Reclaimed steel 41 x 14 x 33 cm price £616

Heron head study
Heron head study

Reclaimed steel 40 x 14 x 30 cm price £620

Heron head study
Heron head study

Reclaimed steel 40 x 14 x 30 cm price £620

Roebuck
Roebuck

Reclaimed steel 125 x 32 x 116 cm SOLD

Roebuck
Roebuck

Reclaimed steel 125 x 32 x 116 cm SOLD

Raven
Raven

Reclaimed steel on hardwood 141.5 x 400 x 600 cm SOLD

Raven detail
Raven detail

Reclaimed steel on hardwood 141.5 x 400 x 600 cm SOLD

Drifting Jellyfish
Drifting Jellyfish

Reclaimed steel on oak 69 x 38 x 21 cm £935

Drifting Jellyfish
Drifting Jellyfish

Reclaimed steel on oak 69 x 38 x 21 cm £935

Drifting Jellyfish
Drifting Jellyfish

Reclaimed steel on oak 69 x 38 x 21 cm £935

Workshop Mouse
Workshop Mouse

Ink & wash 152 x 160 mm SOLD

Resting Wings
Resting Wings

Reclaimed steel & copper 117 x 114 x 51 cm £1846

Resting Wings
Resting Wings

Reclaimed steel & copper 117 x 114 x 51 cm £1846

Resting Wings
Resting Wings

Reclaimed steel & copper 117 x 114 x 51 cm £1846

Resting Wings
Resting Wings

Reclaimed steel & copper 117 x 114 x 51 cm £1846