’Adam’ - Figurative sculpture that evolved through workshops at a pupil referral unit.
A residency working with children excluded from mainstream education at a small specialist school in Hackney. The visionary head teacher specified a figurative sculpture that the kids could learn from and allowed the project develop.
The idea for the sculpture developed through workshops with the students.
Focused workshops: face casting and working with plaster.
Fabrication Process: none of the pupils were prepared to have a full body cast so my assistant Renato stepped up.
The finished sculpture: 'Adam'.
A figure stripped back through defensive layers.
After the sculpture was completed the school commissioned me to build this pergola with seating for use as an outdoor teaching space.
Commissioned by Freeform Arts Trust Hackney. 2005.
Daniel House School (Pupil Referral Unit), Clissold Road, Stoke Newington, London. Closed 2010 - (fate of the sculpture unknown).
Reinforced concrete, glass fibre resin, slate, aluminium, brass fillers and coloured pigments.