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Concrete Country in Red

Stiles, an iconic symbol of the English landscape, allude to the freedom gained from walking in nature. They offer a permissible crossing point in a constructed barrier such as a boundary wall. Thus they also speak of territories, boundaries and control. Concrete Country in Red is the final in the Red, White and Blue series of three sculptures representing a country stile, constructed from rusted Corten steel, giving it its red hue, and enlarged to 3m (10ft) tall. This is at once a playful and serious piece of sculpture. The phenomenological experience is prioritised and the public are invited to interact with the sculpture, which can be touched, climbed over and played upon. Whenever a wall is erected, people will always seek to climb it and cross borders. The physical act unleashes a latent energy and an emotional state, transforming immobility into movement.

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