Mirror Polished Stainless Steel & Oak
Name – Halo
Year – 2017
Material – Mirror polished stainless steel, with stainless steel wire on a oak plinth
Dims – 1900mm H x 1200mm W, including the plinth.
Edition – Limited edition of 19.
Created for a exhibition at Hoveton Hall in Norfolk, this sculpture was site specific to the Spider garden. This stunning walled garden has been named as such, ever since its beautiful wrought iron spiders web gate was made in 1936 by Eric Stevenson and also a later edition of a spiders web made from flint-stone concreted into the ground was added into the center of the garden in 1998. In 2017 Halo was made to stand in the very center of the flint spiders web at the heart of this garden, for a summer long exhibition. I decided to make a large mirror sculpture that would reflect the surrounding and extensive flora, the wires are my sculptural interpretation of the spiders web. The resulting sculpture was a overwhelming success and received fantastic reviews during the exhibition.
Although essentially quite a simple form, this is a very successful sculpture that has clear references to my love of the works by Barbara Hepworth, especially those using apertures within the form to help lead the viewers eye.