Our art consultant Matthew Jarratt has sent us these exciting images of the work in progress for the public art which will be placed in the landscaped area outside Beton House. The artist/fabricator Russ Coleman is back at work after recovering from the virus. The steel screens are just back from the laser cutter – Russ is ‘knocking out’ the letters and then welding in little loops to support the centres of letter ‘O’s, A’s and P’s etc. These steel screens will then be turned into shallow boxes and galvanised – then filled with concrete so that the letters are flush with the surface.
The larger screen is part of the larger ‘residents v modernists’ text screens, the smaller rectangular screen is the end of a seat with Otis Mensah’s poem