Tilgate Park 2001
Location : Tilgate Park, Crawley, West Sussex
Materials : English Oak
Commissioned by: Crawley Borough Council

Conduit is a sculpture composed of five standing elements. It is situated some 100 metres across the parkland from Continuum, a sculptural seat. Both pieces reflect and transform the theme of the other, and should be considered together. These pieces are inspired by thoughts on continuity, layerings and accumulations, and aspiration in nature.

 

 

 

 

Continuum reflects the same completed form of Conduit in its central element. The vertical elements which rise from the flanks of Continuum progressively develop towards its centre. The work again suggests development and transition, stages or layers, and a coming together to create a union, and new form.

The wrapped leaves carved into the works celebrate five native trees: Common Oak, Hawthorn, Goat Willow, Alder and Scots Pine.

 

Associated School Residency

Location : Broadfield East Middle School, Crawley, West Sussex



Working with ten children aged twelve years, a number of artworks were created, mostly using found materials, with some provided by myself. Over the course of five days the children developed work in direct response to the site. All the work took place in the grounds of the school, and emphasis was given to consideration of all the natural elements, including the earth, air and planting. Pieces were created which incorporated sound and movement. A day was also spent teaching the basics of relief woodcarving.