Kingsbury House - Knightsbridge
Name – Aurora Polaris
Year – 2016
Material – Fabricated bronze on a Portland stone plinth..
Dims – 2700mm H x 700mm W x 450mm D.
Edition – Unique.
The Aurora design series started with a fantastic opportunity to make a sculpture for the Crown Estate at Kingsbury House in Knightsbridge, working with London’s award winning Architects, Barr Gazetas.
I was commissioned to make a feature sculpture for the foyer of the building being redeveloped. The sculpture needed to fit inside the bay window facing out onto the street, which was quite tall and narrow. Aurora’s design progressed from others which were based on the Fibonacci sequence, though to fit within this window space, the form had to be elongated.
‘Named after the polar or Northern lights, the sculptures design is directly influenced by the 3 – 6 degree wide latitude band known as the auroral zone, which was used to dictate the degree of rotation of the bronze bars around a central axis, mimicking the magnetic pull of geomagnetic poles on charged particles in the atmosphere. The chemical patination produced was as a direct reference to the stunning array of colours visible in the aurora light display.’