Caspian sails

Caspian Wharf, Limehouse Cut, London 2013

6 x 2 x 20 m. Galvanised steel. Berkeley Homes

These 3 steel forms were commissioned for a new development beside the Limehouse Cut in East London. Made in steel plate, the forms had 20,000 holes individually cut out by water jet, to realise the Moire effect of rippling light as one moves around the sculptures. This and the wave like plan view are reminiscent of ripples in water of the canal and also the forms of the sails of Thames Wherries which used to load and unload in Limehouse. This relates the sculpture to the site and the history on Limehouse, Caspian Wharf and its associations with distant seas, shipping and travel.