PROJECTS AND TEXT 1999 - 2018

Chiswick Park, LONDON 2001

PROPOSAL
To site a pair of sculptural constructions of equal dimensions in a formal conjunction. Both structures describe the interlocking of two simple forms in a complex arrangement of perpendicular slate pieces on a square ground plan.

The space dividing the two structures to be of equal ground plan dimension. The relationship between the two elements to be so juxtaposed as to create an intriguing visual effect. The forms are intended to create a visual stimulus by exploiting the two dimensional nature of the material to suggest a sense of space , light and mass simultaneously.

The configuration of the slivers of slate provides a puzzle effect which the placing of the two separate constructions, not a mirror image, more an echo, serves to increase.

Proposal for work in slate_2

The area between the structures allows the viewer to engage in the meditative stillness of the work and to discover a sense of the endless variation of form which can be realised by their own slightest movement.

Such active participation can easily be enjoyed by the more casual viewer who will notice the many changing planes as they pass. The siting of two complimentary forms is designed both to create a sense of surprise as well as to suggest a tension within the space which serves to draw into focus the surrounding area.

The combination of natural Green Cumberland Slate and the delicate formality of the structure aims to reflect the nature of the Chiswick Park site and to introduce a visual metaphor in keeping with its ethos.

 

In the slow zone essay

Chiswick Park, LONDON 2001

“LANDMARK”, LAUNCESTON PLACE LONDON 2015

LANDMARKS, AN ON LINE PUBLICATION