Aspire

2012

Mild Steel and Slate Organic Sculpture commissioned by a gentleman farmer and landowner as a site related artwork to enhance his private grounds.
After a preliminary visit Charles was inspired by the verdant surroundings, abundance of natural flora and fauna and healthy farmed crops.
Aspire is his artistic interpretation of this growth.
Reaching to a height of 3 metres, six gently curving, fanned, plant like blades in forged mild steel grow from a large asymmetric rock of Kirkstone Green Slate.
The beaten and textured mild steel is a pleasing aesthetic contrast with the heavy hewn slate.
Placed to be viewed against the grounds from every angle, the piece works well with both the natural landscape and the farm.