PICTURES: Game of Thrones themed dragon, spider and eagle sculptures unveiled in Doncaster
A dramatic trio of Game of Thrones themed sculptures have touched down in Doncaster.
Three huge creatures inspired by the smash hit fantasy series are keeping watch on motorists on one of the town's busiest roads - and are proving a hit with visitors.
The dragon, eagle and iconic Spider Lady sculptures are all the handiwork of gardener Ian Curran and have been unveiled at Yorkshire Caravans near Bawtry.
Company chairman Jon Goulden said: “These sculptures are simply amazing and join the dragon, which is the first ever sculpture Ian created, which has sat amidst our Dew Pond at our Bawtry Road site for the last five years.
“Ian clearly had a huge talentand we are delighted to have these eye catching additions to the Yorkshire Caravans family!”
Ian, who sculpts from his home in Skellow, first began exploring his talents after completing a Blacksmiths Course over 10 years ago. Since then, he has worked alongside his wife Catherine who is an artist, to sketch and create sculptures which display immense talent.
The three sculptures, inspired by Ian’s passion for Game of Thrones and medieval fantasy, include an 8ft dragon, an eagle with a 12 ft wing span - which took 12 months to make,weighs 300kg and has 2,000 feathers all of which have been individually handmade - and the iconic Spider Lady.
“I am very proud of these three characters which represent some of the most complicated and most rewarding pieces I have made,” said Ian. “It’s great to see them every day when I arrive at work and to have such positive feedback from so many visitors to Yorkshire Caravans.”
In the past Ian also created a 7ft tall and 21ft long half scale replica of a T-Rex which was sold to Clare College, Cambridge University as a centre piece for one of its events.
The T-Rex, now known as Clare, has a new permanent home outside the main entrance to the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Cambridge.