Based in Christchurch, Bournemouth, Dorset. Specialising in Contemporary British Art.
Sculptor Long Ly fled the Communists in Vietnam with his family when he was eight years old, clambering aboard a rickety boat. He was rescued and welcomed into England and has only recently become an artist after being ‘discovered’ by Nick de Rothschild running a local Thai restaurant.
Nick provided him with a workshop, where he developed his skill and talent in being able to visualise the shape and form of animals that he painstakingly creates into three dimensional masterpieces. Having watched the progression of his skills, Nick persuaded him not to use welding in his work as many other metal sculptors do. This is what makes Long’s creations unique, though time consuming in the making.
His pieces are made from recycled metal, ranging from pots and pans to plumbing pipes and ski boot clips – his imagination shows no bounds. These works are a delight for the discerning collector.