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.