Trebuge

Mixed media ( Steel, bricks, pebbles, steel box, display cabinet, silk work cocoons)

5m x 1.2 m x 2 m

2014

 

Trebuchet uses silk work cocoons, from silk worms I hand raised my self in Shanghai whilst on a residency. This is usually done by children in China but something I found comfort in living and working in an area where little English was spoken .

The counterweight system is made of boulders and bricks, found in the The River Thames, with a steel cage welded around them. I like the contrast they make to the heavy steel counter weight system that suspends them. The idea of balance and suspension is something that can often be seen in my work.

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