I received an enquiry from another Arndale Centre. This was from the Kirkgate Shopping Mall in Bradford who wanted a couple of sculptures. For them I made a variation of my Hippopotamus design and an enclosed slide in the form of a Praying Mantis.
I had made snakes before but I tackled a much larger one for the Bond Street Shopping Centre in Leeds - a climb-on, crawl-through Giant Snake - which had to be made in Iroko. This is a teak-like W African hardwood which I found more difficult to work with, but was required to match up with the other wood features in the Centre.