THE BRIEF
I was asked to produce some ideas for a figure that would go in a a cirular garden placed in the centre of a modern-day circus. The theme was set, and closely working with the landscape designers I came up with the idea of the ACROBAT. A figure that could tumble around the space - six of the same figure, each uniquely different either in patination or aspect.

THE CLIENT
Locking Castle Ltd, which is involved in a housing development on the edge of Weston-super-Mare, had the vision to create public spaces, similar to Georgian town gardens, for the enjoyment of the new local community. A space to sit, rest and contemplate, perhaps whether it is possible to bend into the acrobat's position (as my niece Claudia has done!).

THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS
Mason Richards Landscape have designed a really delightful space for a community to enjoy, grow up in and become really good neighbours. This garden will eventually have a grass area in the centre with maturing trees around the outer perimeter, all within a ring of iron railings, a safe haven for mothers to sit with young children. Around the acrobats is a soft play surface to cushion the fall of any child adventurous enough to climb on top.