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Airborne

Airborne Jerwood Drawing Prize Shortlist 2014 These drawings depict formation landings of Horsa gliders. Bulky, fragile and unarmed, these single use aircraft were used to deliver airborne troops in the Second World War. The drawings are a memorial and reflect how events fade from living memory to historical record within a lifetime.
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Market Garden

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 a
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