Proposal for Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 2016
The proposal is a site-specific installation that highlights the distinct role of agriculture surrounding YSP. The installation consists of three large circular delineations on the grounds of Bretton Estate, shaped by alternating vivid stripes of British agricultural crops and coloured bark chippings. The piece is an aesthetic homage to British farming, celebrating variety, methods, and formal characteristics of cash crops grown in the UK.
The proposed piece would ideally be exhibited through a full agricultural season (or longer), enabling the plants to come to fruition as they grow, flower, and eventually go to seed. The piece would be in a perpetual state of change offering viewers a chance to examine and appreciate the various stages of growth these crops undergo. The use of coloured mulch is a formal and aesthetic device to ensure the piece retains a strong visual quality throughout the duration of the exhibition.