Kieran Whyte was 18 when he discovered his love of being creative with metal. Now 22, among the things he has made are rings, chalices, a forged axe, a handmade hammer and a silver spoon. Each time growing to better understand processes and the characteristics of different metals.
His submission for Pewter Live is entitled A Leap for Freedom. It was inspired by a number of subjects dear to his heart.
“We need to break the repetitive cycle of destruction that humans cause, and have hope for a better chance of freedom.”
This is a sculpture, made from cast and sheet pewter, it is of a butterfly resting on top of a drinks can. The can is rubbish thrown away by humans in the butterfly’s natural environment. It represents the human’s freedom to explore and destroy.