BRECHIN sculptor and stone mason Tom Church, famous for his Braveheart/Mel Gibson statue, has just completed his latest stone sculpture a 3kg bull’s head.
The decorative art piece was commissioned by long term friend, farmer Charlie Smith from Drumsleed Farm at Auchenblae in the Kincardine and Mearns area of Aberdeenshire.
Charlie said “ It’s a wee thing we have had on the back of our minds for the last 30 years, now I have retired we decided to go ahead with the project.
“My wife Sheila and I have popped in on a regular basis to see the progress Tom was making, and it’s fantastic to see the completed sculpture.
“We’re going to place it high up in our farm steading where it can be enjoyed by not only our family today but hopefully by further generations”.
Award winning farmer Charlie lived on the farm for 75 years arriving there at the age of one.
His son and grandson now breed his prize winning Simmental bulls.
The bulls head has been carved from a five hudred weight sandstone block taken from Mounbodda House, a seventeenth century house in the Howe of Mearns, which Charlie had been commissioned to demolish.