Water Installations

A commissioned piece for apartments at Retford Canal. Simplicity and water was requested for this project. The scale and gravity of the stone speaks for itself. Water cascading from top over mostly unworked surfaces, one smooth facet with carved name of apartments. Hidden water source surrounded by aggregate.

 

A large bold sculpture consisting of three carved monoliths topped with large rough unworked capping stones. Fourth standalone stone representing magnetic north, other three representing magnetic east, south west. Lanscaped and again lit at night.

The Casa installation consists of two large sandstone blocks,  each with individullay designs: one having a slight Art Deco feel, the other with more of an eroded riverbed theme. The water arrives into a carved bowl and overflows through the design, exiting through a vortex. There is a contrast of movement at the beginning and stillness at the end. Both connected by a carved riverbed covered by toughened glass, all of which is illuminated at night.

A reflective piece set in a landscape courtyard. Accessible to all visitors and staff.

 

I knew that this was to be a calm space so wanted to design a sculpture that would be open to interpretation by the onlooker.

The main driving theme for this sculpture was the significance of water throughout Buxton's history. Because of the minimum maintenance needed I decided to suggest the movement of water through carved shapes and forms. Contrasting worked and unworked surfaces capturing erosion through the passage of time.

 

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