Commissioned by Bryant Homes and Southampton Council
At the centre are three large Portland stone carvings set in a 2m diameter pool. Water flows over a low carved wall into a second pool and on through a series of Purbeck stone channels radiating from the centre. Small river stones in the pools and gullies create an ecosystem for insects and water plants.
This sculpture reflects an enduring fascination with landscape and the interactions between the elements of earth and water, contained within symbolic images of form and transformation: mountains and rising water at the centre, with a plateau eroded into intricate patterns stretching to an imaginary horizon. The ‘flow’ between these elements are designed to create a contrasting environment of stillness and movement.
Material: Portland, Purbeck & York stone. Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 3 metres
Plateau, The Pavilions, Southampton, 2003