This is an interesting commission as I was asked to design a piece of public art for a Crayfern Homes building development and decided to use the idea local residents have had as inspiration for my design. The residents idea is to plant trees voluntarily and create a green space [laid out as a large half circle] that goes all the way around the village. I decided an arch way with leaves, birds, a hedghog and trees is a perfect way to reflect this local project. They then asked for the writing 'Green Ring' to insure all would know what this archway reflects.
This is before it's galvanised and is 2.8 metres high by 1.4 metres wide.
heres some detail
This gate is the clients design, they also came and made some leaves on a day course to add a personal touch.
This gate will be going near the South Downs Centre at Midhurst and anyone visiting the South Downs centre will be able to see it. It includes an eel and bream that live in the river Rother, South Downs hilly landscape, Midhurst tudor houses and clouds.
Made with Mild steel and copper.
Heres some photos of the public art project for a village called Hunston, nr Chichester, West Sussex. The panels will go near the Chichester ship canal. They have been designed by me and North Mundham primary school got involved too. One panel reflects Hunstons character, making wheat, ship canal, Chichester Cathedral in the background and the other reflects the canal, the Pearch, Lilys, newt and duck. They just need galvanising and installing.
The panels are due to be installed at Hunston at easter 2016.
Heres some photos of me making it.
Dishing and chasing the wheat:
Shaping the Bull rush head from 50mm Hollow section with fullers:
Punching the eye for the fish:
This is a gate to go in a very nice location near Pulborough, West Sussex. The gate will be placed near a pond, with bull rushes, and near some Scott's pine trees.
The design is by me and is an outcome of my past designs and what the client had in mind.