Alastair Hunter looked around at sundials and felt inspired to try his own imagination on these familiar garden ornaments. Within a short period he started to recognise possibilities for sculpture, and a mathematical need for precision, in this his new experience of creative work. Alastair draws on engineering experience in energy, aerospace and agriculture, and he tries to sculpt the special intricacies of sundial alignments into forms that help us see and understand more of the world around us. He mainly works in brass and stainless steel, a...
All artwork by Alastair Hunter MA (Oxon) Contemporary British sculptor
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'SOLAR TIME I (Precision Scientific Sundial Verticle)' by Alastair Hunter
Description: Modern Garden Precision Hi-tech Scientific Stainless Steel Solar Sundials for sale to buy for garden, the patio, the Yard or as a Focal Point.This beautiful and intriguing sculpture is a modern sundial timepiece, telling time of year, the hours of daylight, time of day, and more. You see the sunlight gently sweep across the dial and time can become your friend. Another Alastair Hunter. The Specialist Sundial Inventor and Innovater.
'Noondial (Modern Solar Steel Yard/garden Sundial)' by Alastair Hunter
Description: Modern Contemporary Solar Stainless Steel Sun Dials for Garden, the Yard, the patio or terrace. This intriguing sundial for your garden tells the time of noon every day of the year by the sun. Best displayed on a South Facing Wall by the Specialist Sundial Inventor Alastair Hunter.
'Orbit (Scientific Modern Precision Yard/garden sundials)' by Alastair Hunter
Description: The super modern hi-tech contemporary Garden sundial in stainless steel. The orbit of earth around the sun makes us think of things far beyond ourselves and has been the inspiration for Orbit, a latest piece of Sculpture About Time in the Garden by Alastair Hunter to be completed very soon.
'Orbdial (New Sundial Concept in stainless Steel)' by Alastair Hunter
Description: Polished and matt stainless steel, phosphor bronze, and brass, make up this elegant but precisely calibrated sundial sculpture. The relationship of gnomon angle to hours on the dial is exact and stays true when the sundial is set for a different latitude. The bottom ring carries a sundial calendar for checking your watch against solar time.
'Hourdial Sundial (Horizontal Rectangular garden)' by Alastair Hunter
Description: The classic horizontal sundial is reinvented as Hourdial in polished stainless steel and machined brass, with bold hour lines and sleek styling. It is a precision instrument that will measure time whenever the sun shines.
Description: DIHELION is a sundial telling time. It steps into a world of sculpture where time is brought to life by sunshine. Formed in steel and galvanised to withstand all of the elements outdoors. Pierced with the shapes of sunflowers creating beautiful effects of light and shadow. Painted in special gold that catches the sun.
"I say that the art of sculpture is eight times as great as any other art based on drawing, because a statue has eight views and they must all be equally well made." Benvenuto Cellini Italian Baroque goldsmith and sculptor1500-1571