Emma Stothard Sculpture

Boulby Pteradactyl

boulby-pteradactyl-emma-stothard-sculpture-2Created for the Staithes Arts & Heritage Festival, September 2016 standing at 2.4 m high and a wing span of 4 m across Boulby Pterodactyl nestles on the rock armour surrounded by rugged cliffs of the North Yorkshire Jurassic coast.

A small fossil of a Pterodactyl skull was discovered 1887 in the cliffs of Boulby just north of Staithes, the inspiration for this public sculpture.

A welded steel frame is fabricated in the studio before being hand woven in various gauges of mild steel wire and then galvanized.


Images © Richard Saltmarsh, Ceri Oakes