Client: Chatsworth House
Location: Bakewell, United Kingdom
Completion date: 2022
Artwork budget: $150,000
Stone 40 was conceived as a site-specific commission for an exhibition at Chatsworth House, UK 2022 – “Radical Horizons”. A site was selected that gave the sculpture an elevated view of the landscape below which was frequently filled by sheep and deer which inhibit the grounds. I wanted to create a moment of elevation and send people on a little adventure into flow on their way to the perfect perch to take in the landscape below. The effect became that visitors could engage in a deeper level of absorption and communication with the landscape.
The form was inspired by experiencing Joseph Paxton’s 1842 rock garden which is featured on the grounds of Chatsworth House.
Creating a shape that would enhance the visitor's experience when absorbing the landscape.
Stone, steel, and earth - 10x10x2.1m - Chatsworth House - Bakewell, UK