Mild steel and slate organic sculpture commissioned by a gentleman farmer and landowner as a site related artwork to enhance his private grounds.
After a preliminary visit Charles was inspired by the verdant surroundings, abundance of natural flora and fauna and healthy farmed crops.
Aspire is his artistic interpretation of this growth.
Reaching to a height of 2.5 metres, six gently curving, fanned, plant like blades in forged mild steel grow from a large asymmetric rock of Kirkstone Green Slate.
The beaten and textured mild steel is a pleasing aesthetic contrast with the heavy hewn slate.
Placed to be viewed against the grounds from every angle, the piece works well with both the natural landscape and the farm.
Designed, made and installed by Charles Normandale
and the team from Wheely Down Forge Ltd