The Three Post Bench, Gyosei Art Trail, Milton Keynes
Another view of it from the canal. The structure reflects the calligraphic gestures of Japanese writing and the relief carved imagery refers to the wildlife associated with the canal, the freshwater fish, insects, larvae, and the micro-life in the water - the floral algae, the hydra and amoebae.
2 x 2 x 0.4
I have enjoyed researching the imagery for this commission. Particularly interesting to me are the structures of the selected insects, their waterborne larvae, and the forms of the floral algae. I am especially indebted to the 1952 First Edition of John Clegg's "The Freshwater Life of the British Isles" for the fascinating illustrations therein.