Proposal for an artwork on Sefton’s coast:
The artwork proposed responds to the rich pattern of ecologies from which they emerge using treatments of colour, texture and pattern. Their elevated position allows them to be viewed from distant boardwalks therefore addressing the conflict of the commissioner’s aspirations for the public to engage with with the landscape, but at the same time to protect it from human damage.
The piece, like the landscape, responds to the weather; the rods will bend over in the wind and may tarnish over time allowing the clusters to blend with the natural landscape, while their tips are designed to remain bold and striking. These pieces do not only interpret the ecological aspects of the nature reserve, they enhance them; bright and shiny colours are used to attract insects and birds as well as providing perches.