Brass brushed Concrete bust sculpture on a pedestal of Allan Anstee the poet minstrel in Perth Western Australia
Al – The poet minstrel immortalised in concrete





ALLAN – The hungry poet-minstrel lost in the art of seduction.


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ALLAN – The hungry poet-minstrel lost in the art of seduction. Sculpture concrete bust pedestal


Immortalized in concrete
Moody eyes of seeking
Ruffled hair
Passion in fearless pursuit
Hungry for pleasure
And lost Sculpture concrete bust pedestal


Disguised in the peace of the hippie revolution was the hatred and anger of something I didn’t understand. Within the art, songs, poems, and drug-induced comas of hungry spirits, you would find many dark ideas. We, the enlightened generation, journeying through a labyrinth of ideas with a quest for answers found an empty dream. Many of my friends never made it out of the woods and I haven’t seen Al since the 1970’s. I remain hopeful that one day we meet again and feed together with new ideas.

I was a gifted artisan and I chose to immortalise my friend in 1972 concrete. After learning of the sculptor/artist Michelangelo the vision of a sculptured bust on a concrete pedestal motivated my creative juices.

Allan, the poet, and guitarist, was a man with great talent chasing philosophies that fed the desire for carnal pleasures. We were young males with no moral compass, bound in the anarchy of the 1970’s chasing the flight paths of hedonist dreams and I took the chance to boost my budding talent. There was laughter, pain, and rebellion but in the secret places of the heart there was confusion, loneliness, and purpose were the ever-present unanswered frustration.


As a typical artist with a rebelling heart, I produced from my storehouse of vision, but, I could not turn it into capital gain. For the next 45 years, Ian Anderson was heading down the highway to fulfill the echo of generations gone before him. The echo of, “An artist doesn’t make money before they die” was the dilemma of an unfulfilled frustration. Hence in my late 60’s, I found the courage to pursue my dream and this work and story have been resurrected from obscurity.

There is more to come with this story so while we wait why not have a look at some more garden art?  The images at this link are printed on corrugated iron and displayed on Core10 rusted steel, designed as unfurled fern fronds.



ORIGINAL FOR SALE – with or without pedestal
Original supplied with Provenance, hand signed and dated, coded Authentication of Sale Certificate and maintenance/care information.

Photographic reproductions printed on long-life archival canvas and fine art papers.


Sculpted out of modeling clay, molded in plaster of Paris, and concrete cast from the mold. The concrete surface was burnished with a brass brush to give a metallic finish.


CORRUGATION ART – Sizes | 820 x short side – $550 | 600 x short side – $425 | 400 x short side – $300
Treated with UV over gloss for long-life protection. For add-ons and prices of Core10 frond support and solar lighting for outdoors see in shopping cart options.

OPEN EDITION CANVAS FINE ART PRINTS – Unframed sizes | 594 x short side – $300 | 420 x short side – $145

All reproductions have UV archival protection spray treatment.


Once arranged, will include insurance and package and handling fees + for fully framed works and tubed Limited Edition Giclée canvas reproductions, the Provenance, coded Authentication of Sale Certificate, and maintenance/care information. Poster art prints will be tubed and insured.

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