Design Proposals for Sundew: Corby: Northamptonshire

Sundew was successfully installed outside Corby Railway station earlier this year and although this news is a bit late in the day - I thought you would like to see some pictures of the installed sculpture.

Sundew on a foggy day: January 2017
   
  
 
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     Sundew  is a site-specific landmark sculpture located at the newly refurbished £8.3M Corby railway station, which connects Corby to St Pancras station in London. The sculpture is located within the plaza space on a prominent sight line that links the railway platform to the entrance of the station. The sculpture is therefore visible to more than 100,000 people who use the station each year.   Sundew  is fabricated from bespoke steel sourced at the TATA plant in Corby and utilised a local workforce to fabricate the sculpture to emphasise the sustainability agenda (Made in C associated with the sculpture. The steel has unique characteristics that permit the formability of the metal by using precise levels of alloy, copper, ferrite, magnesium alongside technologies associated with  hot rolled tube , which provide a structural integrity that allows rolling of surfaces not permitted by other methods of steel production, and essential to the elliptical forms of the sculpture. The process of welding the steel tube is also bespoke to the Corby Plant, obviating any weak points where the rolled surfaces meet. Routine production methods would mean that any acute rolling of metal surfaces (such as those associated with the forms of Sundew) would eventuate in the weld breaking.   Sundew  is an artwork that is specific to the community, history and heritage of Corby – reflecting the town’s renowned heritage as a major steel hub in the 20th Century. By working with local Heritage Societies, Community Groups, Poetry Society, etc. I could gather stories unique to the Corby Plant (such as immigration demographic histories, world leading technologies in excavating iron ore, original methods of formability) and embed these characteristics within the project.

Sundew is a site-specific landmark sculpture located at the newly refurbished £8.3M Corby railway station, which connects Corby to St Pancras station in London. The sculpture is located within the plaza space on a prominent sight line that links the railway platform to the entrance of the station. The sculpture is therefore visible to more than 100,000 people who use the station each year.

Sundew is fabricated from bespoke steel sourced at the TATA plant in Corby and utilised a local workforce to fabricate the sculpture to emphasise the sustainability agenda (Made in C associated with the sculpture. The steel has unique characteristics that permit the formability of the metal by using precise levels of alloy, copper, ferrite, magnesium alongside technologies associated with hot rolled tube, which provide a structural integrity that allows rolling of surfaces not permitted by other methods of steel production, and essential to the elliptical forms of the sculpture. The process of welding the steel tube is also bespoke to the Corby Plant, obviating any weak points where the rolled surfaces meet. Routine production methods would mean that any acute rolling of metal surfaces (such as those associated with the forms of Sundew) would eventuate in the weld breaking.

Sundew is an artwork that is specific to the community, history and heritage of Corby – reflecting the town’s renowned heritage as a major steel hub in the 20th Century. By working with local Heritage Societies, Community Groups, Poetry Society, etc. I could gather stories unique to the Corby Plant (such as immigration demographic histories, world leading technologies in excavating iron ore, original methods of formability) and embed these characteristics within the project.

   
  
 
  
    
  
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    The aim of the sculpture is to connect all generations of Corbyites to their heritage via a sculpture that explores the metamorphosis of “liquid metal” into solid form. The location for the sculpture is the railway station, which links Corby to London, and will therefore be visible to commuters as well as passengers who are travelling to other destinations through Corby. The railway station has only recently re-opened after extensive refurbishment and the idea is to have a landmark sculpture that successfully marks Corby as a place, linked to its history, but successfully re-imagined after the collapse of its once significant steel industry.

The aim of the sculpture is to connect all generations of Corbyites to their heritage via a sculpture that explores the metamorphosis of “liquid metal” into solid form. The location for the sculpture is the railway station, which links Corby to London, and will therefore be visible to commuters as well as passengers who are travelling to other destinations through Corby. The railway station has only recently re-opened after extensive refurbishment and the idea is to have a landmark sculpture that successfully marks Corby as a place, linked to its history, but successfully re-imagined after the collapse of its once significant steel industry.

   
  
 
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     Sundew  was the subject of my lecture at the International Sculpture Centre (ISC) conference Pittsburgh, USA,  “  Sculpture in Context – Tradition & Innovation 2016”,  where I’d been invited to disseminate information regarding my landmark artwork, against the backdrop of shared industrial & societal histories of these two 20th century global hubs for steel production.

Sundew was the subject of my lecture at the International Sculpture Centre (ISC) conference Pittsburgh, USA, Sculpture in Context – Tradition & Innovation 2016”, where I’d been invited to disseminate information regarding my landmark artwork, against the backdrop of shared industrial & societal histories of these two 20th century global hubs for steel production.