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Fort-i.a
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Fort-i.b
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Fort-i.c
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Fort-i.detail
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Fort-ii.a
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Fort-ii.b
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Fort-ii.c
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Fort-ii.detail
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Fort-iii.a
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Fort-iii.detail
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Fort-iii.pre-sealant
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Fort-iii.pre-sealants
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Fort-v.a
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Fort-v.b
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Fort-v.c
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Fort-v.dtail
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Fort-vii.a
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Fort-vii.b
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Fort-vii.c
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Fort-vii.detail

Fort series

For years I have been drawn to by the iconic Solent Forts their forms, history and acceptance in the seascape. I find it fascinating that in appearance they defy our visual expectations of what a fort may be.

In this series of works I draw inspiration from the connotations, purpose, form and undeniable inherent strength of the Solent Forts. In the sculptures there is frequently a ‘protective element’; an embrace of steel. Oak is ‘worked’ with heat to reveal the 'personality' of the timber whilst the steel is as pitted and worn as that incorporated in the structures in The Solent.

Each sculpture is as much an exploration in relationships and form as it is a reference to the Solent Forts.

 


 

Fort (i)
Steel and oak 
H93 x W33 x D20 cm

 


 

Fort (ii) 
Steel and oak
H31 x W13 x D6 cm

 


 

Fort (iii)
Steel and oak
H70 x W71 X D35 cm

 


 

Fort (v)
Steel and oak 
H76 x W32 x D26 cm

 


 

Fort (vii)
Steel and concrete 
H45 x W34 x D32 cm

 

  

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