Thirteen months have passed since I made the transition from the Kenneth Armitage Foundation in Kensington to rural life in Cornwall, and the change couldn’t be any more extreme. After the hustle and bustle of London I am now working in a large, disused quarry building in a remote valley that has not been touched for forty years. In this space I am creating a large public sculpture for Truro’s city centre.
The work, entitled ‘Drummer’, celebrates the spirit of a place and its people, and depicts a figure poised dynamically on a sphere, beating a drum. The sculpture is soon to be cast into bronze and will stand at a height of fifteen foot on Lemon Quay, Truro’s main square, next to the Hall for Cornwall theatre.
An unveiling is scheduled to take place in the spring of 2011.
Images show the studio in winter time (above) and the Drummer (below).