Public Art

I was commissioned to produce a three times life–linear steel head, Wife–Mother–Carer, by Barchester Healthcare for Friston House in Rochester. The sculpture relates to the Kraepelinian dichotomy seen in dementia. The curvilinear lines refer to confusion, yet the method for construction speaks of analytical puzzle solving.

I was commissioned by the Royal Horticultural Society to make a 4 metre high sculpture, Xylem, for the Fresh area at the Chelsea Flower Show 2015. The sculpture will be shown at Chelsea for three consecutive shows. This year it has been installed in a landscaped area by the Grand Pavilion.

The name of the sculpture refers to the complex tissues that transport nutrients within a plant. One side of the sculpture illustrates the linear structure of the biomolecule Chlorophyll, the other, the molecular structure of Glucose produced in photosynthesis.

The sculpture was fabricated and installed by Delron Services Limited.

3rd February — 31st March 2014 “Art for Business Exhibition”, Liberty Property Trust, Kings Hill, Kent.

I have been selected to show Völundarhús, Balius and Podagros in the foyer of the Barclays Building.

Liberty commissions public art on an ongoing basis at Kings Hill to create a vibrant social infrastructure that will evoke a sense of pride and create a sense of place.

In September 2013 I was commissioned by Guildford Borough Council to design and fabricate a sculpture to be placed outside the amphitheatre of G Live. The brief was to commemorate the Olympic Torch Relay through Guildford on 20th July 2012. My concept was a female runner, Juno, constructed from rod steel. Each of the individual lines within the sculpture represent the road route run on the day between the Cathedral and Stoke Park. These linear, modular forms are repeated and modulated through space to form the topology and articulation of the figure. The sculpture is 2.8 meters high, there are over 400 individual sections of steel and 1600 welds hold it together.

October 2012 I have been commissioned to make Triangulum, a 1.5-meter, site-specific sculpture for the National Trust's Mottisfont Abbey. The Triangulum Constellation inspires the sculpture for the theme of Stargazing. A 25kg carved Portland Stone block is suspended within a welded steel construction. The sculpture has been installed in the Yew Octagon at the end of the Lime Walk, both designed in 1936 by the 20th century's leading Modernist landscape architect Geoffrey Jellicoe, during the period when Maud Russell owned Mottisfont.

Arc I was my first site-specific Public Art sculpture. It was commissioned for the Medway FUSE Festival supported by the Arts Council and exhibited at Rochester Cathedral Crypt in 2007. This was of a life-size female figure standing on a sphere with welded steel wing forms. The curve and planar construction of the wings echoed the architecture of the Crypt, and the figure cast in iron resin, draws from Classical Greek Sculpture. Rochester Council Arts Development Team commissioned Gary Weston of Spaghetti Weston to produce a short film of the installation of the sculpture. The sculpture was also featured on BBC South East Today.