Regent's Park residence, London, NW1, England
In November 2016, I was approached by interior designer Blue Horse Design, to commission a piece on behalf of a private client for their home in London’s Regent's Park neighbourhood.
The brief was to create a statement piece that could complete the [room name], allowing the eye to travel the space, while connecting interior and exterior through dynamic reflection of the natural colours and hues of the garden into the room.
The challenge was to create a piece which could achieve this connection without dominating or overwhelming the room, and complimenting the existing shapes and textures.
In response, I felt it important to create an artwork that had a sense of movement to it; that it was on a journey across the space and would take the eye with it. Water, rivers and flow, essential elements to the form the final installation took.
Fabricating the wave, I used sustainably-felled Willow branches sourced from along the River Avon Wiltshire, western England. Through cutting the wood at angles I created a textured surface that when fitted with precision-cut steel mirror enabled light to dance across the surface.
During installation, care had to be taken to maintain a seamless finish across the three sections.
Depending on the time of day, the installed work creates a different rhythm in the space. The client noted that in the evenings the artwork was particularly atmospheric as it caught the low lighting and created ambient, glimmering effects.