This work was commissioned by Northumberland County Council under their percent for art policy. The Council were seeking a significant landmark feature adjacent to a new bypass. The sculpture is 30m long, and constructed with the help of drystone wallers in stone and marble. It was designed to integrate with the rural environment, create awareness about ecology and provide a link with the nearby Countryside Centre. By making reference to archaic hillcut figures, and by representing an animal familiar to the English imagination I was seeking to identify an image that could act as a popular and powerful metaphor to convey the importance of celebrating rural cultural traditions and the countryside.
Prudhoe Badger- View from the road Limestone and marble (30m x 15m) Sited adjacent to the A695 at Low Prudhoe
View from Ovingham
View from the roundabout
Detail of the terracing