Gardens Edge

Date: 
2015
Dimensions: 
Over 2m tall and 3m wide
Materials: 
Earthstone, porcelain slip, porcelain, black stain, glass, rope
Techniques: 
Hand and slab building

Gardens Edge’ looks out onto an uneasy scene of five children, one sleeping and four at play, oblivious of each other, entirely independent and unaware of each other and the single adult woodsman attending to the tree in the garden. The children’s archetypal personalities make their autonomous existence easier as they are childlike and godlike giving their presence a surety and a vulnerability. The children happily exist with the foxes and other woodland creatures in the garden.

Commissioned by the Balman Gallery