Pole to Pole

Each year Jagermeister take an enormous branded truck to music festivals all over the UK, and this year the Hamiltons have once again been asked to carve various creations for this U.S. army style transformer. Once parked, the truck’s rectangular body opens outwards and then sideways to reveal a bright orange freezer in which the centrepiece ringed ice bar will host all manner of muddy, jolly revellers. So if you happen to see this engineering marvel during your summer festival adventure, do drop in to sample a Jager shot with a difference and lounge on the roof terrace – yes, there’s a roof terrace as well!

Since collaborating with fellow sculptor Mark Coreth on the Sydney Ice Bear Project for World Environment Day, it is fair to say that Duncan appears to have caught ursine fever and has taken to some experimental polar bear sculpting with alternative materials. Here you can see two examples of his work in acrylic and clay. The original ice bear was carved from a 10-tonne block of ice and melted over a period of several days to reveal a bronze skeleton symbolising humankind’s impact on the environment. You can find out more about the project here.