‘Passing Light’, a sculptural installation paying homage to light/ shadow and form. With its 3m height and 15m length the work has a monumental presence, which softens through the changes in light. The plain concrete surround serves as a screen to capture the long solid shadow of the wall as well as shots of light waxing and waning throughout day and night.
‘Passing Light’ was part of the Quarry Garden at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2017 designed by Paul Hervey-Brookes commissioned by the Institute of Quarrying.
Gold/ Best in Show/ Best Construction
Photo by Sean Strange
Light and dark influencing two dimensional and form lies at the centre of my work.
I have over twenty years experience in stone carving, developing continuously a understanding of this natural material and its qualities, alongside the forms it can hold in permanence.
With “Passing Light” a installation in stone, I am inviting changes of natural light in response to solid mass, creating a structure that harbours events of light and shadow, ever changing throughout the year as they cascade over the carved channels and forms anchored in stone.
Geological time, human time day in day out, knowing that nothing is permanent, by drawing attention to fleeting moments is what I want to convey with this artwork.
Installation in stone
Wall consisting of six solid stone panels, each panel 240cm wide, 300cm high, 40cm deep
followed by a permanent display in the National Memorial Aboretum
Collaboration with composers Emily Hall and David Sheppard commissioned by London Sinfonietta
Based on the idea of a wind chime we developed a instrument measuring its own movement.
A exciting challenge to create a ‘machine’ with the ability to collect a variety of data, initiating layers of music, visuals and shadow projections.
Next performance 03.11.16 Iceland Airwaves
— natalia (@nfranklinpierce) September 28, 2016
Installation commissioned by Good on Paper for Stroud Fringe event, August 2016