Saltburn Top Prom, Cast steel with bronze patina, 190 x 120 cm, 2007
Client: Groundwork NE.
Organism is a sculpture which was inspired by microscopic organisms called diatoms that live in the oceans. Diatoms are a type of single cell algae which inhabit virtually all of the world’s aquatic environments. They are considered the most important of all the plankton as they form the basis of almost all the food chains in the oceans. Organism is a sculpture that has been created in the same way that colonies of chain forming diatoms reproduce. Duplicate casts have been formed from the mother pattern and joined together in a chain to reflect the regenerative properties of the oceanic food chains. This sculpture makes the microscopic iconic and it aims to highlight the key role algae has in the health of this planet.