In June 2013 we approached the council in Bath with a proposal to install a structure on one of the prominent roundabouts in the city situated at the junction between three striking Georgian streets including Great Pulteney Street one of the grandest Georgian streets in Britain and adjacent to The Holburne Museum, another grand example of Georgian architecture.
We wanted to create a striking contemporary sculpture that would provoke comment, but its form needed to seek reference to the traditional ironwork that is such an integral part of the streetscape in Bath. It was these factors that influenced his design for ‘The Sun Flower’.
“I have always been inspired by nature’s manifestations in all its forms. The Sun Flower came about as a continuation of my musings on geometric structures, energy and natural forms. A concept arose that I saw potential in and which would also fit in the heritage setting. It was really important to me that we created a piece that reflected the modern metalworker’s craft. So much Blacksmith’s sweat and toil is soaked into the metalwork that adorns the buildings and open spaces of the City of Bath that we wanted to celebrate and acknowledge this in our design.”