In Parts 1 and 2, Thomas Flint talked about his work, explaining why he uses found and recycled materials to make sculpture. Part 3 provies some more examples of his work, which we didn’t have space for in Parts 1 and 2!

City Map

City Map. Thomas: “Made from scrap metal, this sculpture is based on a map of a city. The roads radiate out from the centre, but have become legs.”

City Map centre

City Map sketch

City Map rib/minor road detail

City Map back view

City Map poised….

Lead Shelter

Lead Shelter. Thomas: “This sculpture is protected by lead, but has a soft velvet inside.”

Lead Shelter from the side

Lead Shelter detail

Lead Shelter: top detail

Lead Shelter top detail

Sketch idea for Lead Shelter

Lead Shelter top

Down To Earth

Down to Earth. Thomas: “This sculpture looks a little like a carriage. It has a book shelf at the back, an old leather suitcase on top and various fragments of houses, furniture and household technology in its construction. It is called Down to Earth because although it stands on a fake marbled plinth, it still has one foot on the ground.”

Down To Earth under construction in the studio… Thomas: “This was a complicated piece but also one I was very pleased with. Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to take some better pictures before it was delivered to its new owner.”

Early sketch for Down To Earth

Down To Earth side view

Later sketch for Down To Earth

Back view of Down To Earth


Solar. Thomas: “I was very pleased with the mix of materials used in this sculpture.”

Solar back view

Solar detail

Solar side view

Card skull series…

Under Skin. Thomas: This is one of my card skull models. This one comes complete with ligaments and muscles made from foam packaging, and bubble wrap lungs!”

Under Skin taking a rest

Talking skulls

Two skulls

Newspaper skull

Skull detail

Newspaper skull

 Boat Sculpture Series

In Part 1 Thomas spoke about his boat sculpture photo session. Here are some more pictures from the series:


Four Girls

Boat Cap Man

Paul and the police

Two girls in the boat

A vicar

A vicar

Old guy

Motorbike Man

First ideas for the Boat Sculpture

Plan drawing made during the project

Further ideas…

Boat in the cloister

Some more examples of Thomas’ work can seen in the next page of our gallery, here:

Making New From The Old (Part 4: Gallery Continued)

The previous parts of this interview are here:
Making New From The Old (Part 1)
Making New From The Old (Part 2)