Saturday, 20 June 2009
Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda - Project Completed
Wednesday 17th, Thursday 18th and Friday 19th June were three long days of work installing at the almost completed Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda (Rhondda Valley Hospital) at Llwynypia. This project has spanned nearly 2 years as my colleague, Ian Randall, and I were selected to undertake the commission in 2007. As often happens with developments of this scale, the new build project was delayed. Happily though, the work is now completed and I feel sits well within the internal courtyard. The courtyard is in the Primary Care Centre within the hospital.
Hamish and Ian lowering one of the steel kernels into place.
Massive steel kernels nestle precariously amongst the huge slate monoliths. They scatter across the courtyard gradually opening to reveal their internal fruits.
The internal stone spheres spill out, representing stages of germination and growth.
Some nice reflections in the windows.
Munchity crunchity go the little caterpillars.
While we were busy installing the sculpture hundreds of little caterpillars were busily eating the newly planted birch trees...
... leaving not a leaf in sight!!