Ahoy there Scrumpty!
I was thrilled to have a sculpture as part of the Gloucester ‘Scrumpty Trail’. My design, a pirate called ‘Ahoy there Scrumpty’, took his inspiration from the historic Gloucester Docks and had features including an eye patch, toothless grin, treasure map and the obligatory parrot.
The Scrumpty Trail was thought up by marketinggloucester.co.uk . It was an art trail to celebrate the 2015 Rugby World Cup, which saw 20 five foot high ‘Scrumpty’ characters hit the streets of Gloucester through the summer months. The name Scrumpty comes from a mix of the rugby term Scrum and the children’s character Humpty Dumpty and each sculpture character is in the shape of a giant rugby ball.
Here is a timelapse video of me creating my sculpture for the Scrumpty Trail, “Ahoy there Scrumpty”. He took just 15 hours to paint!