The Illustrious Client
May 2016 – September 2016
Private Gounds – Wyre Forest – Worcestershire
These four supporting buttress’ are made in the style of the Great Exhibition of 1851 and are bespoke pieces for an anonymous client who’s enthusiasm for the industrial aesthetic and preservation of tree’s are equally dominant in the design of this piece.
Each column is uniquely angled to take the load of this huge tree, three of the four columns having silhouetted bracketting featuring personalised insignia, in the true Victorian style.
The pieces are structural supports for an ancient pear tree which collapsed following a freak storm. The artworks serve the practical function of keeping the tree alive whilst acting as an architectural backdrop for the private gardens. Who knows, they might even end up on an album cover?