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Market Garden

  • Alan Bond Market Garden Exterior
  • Alan Bond Market Garden Exterior
  • Alan Bond Market Garden Interior

Market Garden

2009 – Shunt, London Bridge

This full scale re-construction of the nose cone of a WW2 Horsa glider was made from drawings I made from a rare original fragment of these expendable aircraft. I have a childhood memory of seeing one up-ended and re-cycled for use as a greenhouse. The sculpture quotes the idea of ‘swords into ploughshares’. I arranged greenhouse staging within the cockpit area and planted grass in seed boxes. Concealed fans create a breeze that moves the grass around, obliquely alluding to a battlefield landing zone.