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Scrapartoz The Rain Dragon by Andrew Whitehead

AUSTRALIAN RAIN DRAGON
Lizardus Precipitii Australis ( c.65 million BC )

These objects, once thought to be agricultural scrap metal, they were discovered deep in the earth during recent coal mining operations in the Urana/Oaklands Area. Carbon dating of core samples has revealed that these are the complete fossilised remains of an extremely rare 65 million year old "Australian Rain Dragon" that has since been identified and restored by local artist Andrew Whitehead using secret pre-historic cave paintings found on his family farm as a guide. These ancient paintings depict images of the rain dragon and its significance to the land.

Death of a Queen

Like a dog waiting for its master to throw a ball, "Rain Dragon" stares with unblinking eyes at a distant horizon, searching for signs of rain and the nourishment it provides. Her optimism is undiminished as she waits, and defends her land against those who would have it. Decades of drought have passed . She suffers greatly. Without rain, her limbs have withered, and her flexibility is reduced. She now has difficulty putting her plans into action. Her collar reminds her that she should protect the land until she can entrust it to the next generation. In the manner of a bird under a garden sprinkler, on a hot Summer's day, she "ruffles" her armoured plumage in order to enjoy scant, soothing moisture from a welfare wind. In doing so, she makes herself vulnerable. Her wings once displayed the hopes and dreams of all those who work with the land. Now they make her naked. Bones and sinew remain, but the beautiful liquid crystal fabric connecting them has long since dried out, cracked and blown away in the hot, dry winds. ( like so much of the valuable farm topsoil, lost to relentless drought.) She chose to remain with her land. (for too long?) Now flight is no longer an option. She radiates defiance, along with balance and poise during very difficult times. Saint George will use neither courage nor righteous purpose to dispatch this beautiful creature. She prays that she can respond effectively when required to do so. Inside her armoured belly, she carries an egg that is the last of her kind. Its future will be decided not by labour nor skill but rather, the number of raindrops that fall. She waits, (like the rest of us) for rain that will renew her body and heal the land. Only then, will our hopes and dreams fly once again. Every farmer is a King or Queen, and every acre is their treasured realm or a millstone . to loathe.

In Memory of Rose Anne Whitehead, "Butherwah" Station URANA
1871-1962 Matriarch, Philanthropist and Royal Dragon.

The rain dragon now lives in a park in the town of Lockhart Shire Council NSW

Metal sculpture of rain dragon in the bush Metal sculpture of rain dragon against cloudy skies Rain dragon scurries across the fields Rain dragon with stormy skies


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A Horse called Toolbox and Jockey

Township of Morundah NSW Toolbox and Jockey.

A Scrap metal sculpture commissioned to celebrate 100 years of bush racing. A discussion on Scrapmetal horse and jockey within the Horse Artwork forums. I started with a horse skull, built a wire scale copy then clad it in scrap. The bodyline and stance were from many net images. The secret of success or failure is the line from the nose to the end of the tail. Look at attached photo You know when it is correct. I made the work in 14 slip together pieces so that i could weld the insides as well as install it indoors if that was required. There was a lot of difficulty finding the right shape and size scrap parts, but as you can see on the legs if you maintain correct proportion between the parts the size can be a little wrong but it still looks believable. I am very happy with the result. Toolbox lives in Morundah NSW where Andrew's work and public artworks are a big feature of the town.

Metal Horse Toolbox and jockey Metal Horse Toolbox and jockey Metal Horse called Toolbox and jockey Metal Horse called Toolbox and jockey Courtesy of The Land Newspaper Metal sculpture of a horse and rider Toolbox and jockey his creator Andrew Whitehead


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Taylor and Jaffa

Memorial honouring Taylor Farley Shepparton Horse and Pony Club February 2013 Horse sculpture in progress by Andrew Whitehead for Taylor Farley and the Shepparton Horse and Pony Club February 2013 Horse and jockey sculpture by Andrew Whitehead honouring Taylor Farley from the Shepparton Horse and Pony Club February 2013 Horse sculpture by Andrew Whitehead honouring Taylor Farley from the Shepparton Horse and Pony Club February 2013 Rear view Finished Horse and jockey sculpture by Andrew Whitehead for Taylor Farley and the Shepparton Horse and Pony Club Front view Finished Horse and jockey sculpture by Andrew Whitehead for Taylor Farley and the Shepparton Horse and Pony Club


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Along Came a Spider by Andrew Whitehead

Urana Shire Council NSW

Then Along Came a Spider Andrew has been making animals out of old farm junk for the past two years. His work was featured in Country Mail last September and he has won awards at art competitions across the Riverina. "It's created a great impression, it's sort of an icon now" Cr Routley said. "It's going to be a real landmark for the town and a great tribute to the old Spiders players." Mr Whitehead installed the artwork himself, climbing a 16m ladder then walking around the 30cm rim of the tower carrying an 8kg bracket and 8m of cable.

120 Kg Spider sensation. Weekly Times August 27, 2009 Kim Woods article on Spider sensation.
Andrew shows his true metal 2008 Weekly Times October 23, 2008.

An earlier incarnation of the spider used a lawmower grass catcher as the abdomen, not much use for a grass catcher in a drouught. A spider not so itsy. The abdomen was later improved by using a wood fired copper wash tub, something my mother used to wash all our clothes in near boiling water, before electricity and washing machines. A good way for me to preserve memories and family history.

Metal sculpture of a spiderr Metal sculpture of Bllinky versus the spider Metal sculpture of a spideron wheat silo near Urana Metal sculpture of a spider suspended on a wheat silo near Urana


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Shearer (Ringer) and Sheep

Muttaburra installation

Metal sculpture shearer "ringer's" face 1 Metal sculpture shearer "ringer's" face 2 Metal sculpture shearer "ringer's" face 4 Rear view Metal sculpture shearer "Ringer's" Blue Singlet Top view Metal sculpture shearer "Ringer's" and sheep Shearer and sheep muttaburra installation


Swagman and dog. A work for Boree Creek NSW

Metal sculpture swagman and dog by Andrew Whitehead for Boree creek Community 2012 Swagman and dog scrap metal sculpture by Andrew Whitehead in 2012 Metal sculpture swagman for Boree Creek Community in 2012 Metal sculpture swagman a new work by Andrew Whitehead in 2012


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