|Energy from Waste Sculpture
This is what I've proposed for a sculpture near the entrance of Plymouth's energy from waste incinerator.
It aims to capturs the idea of safeguarding the environment for future generations by everybody doing their bit.
I'm waiting to hear the outcome.
| || || ||The project is based around a circular area of paving.|
On the side adjacent the road there is a curved wall, possibly a retaining wall supporting the bank, clad with 340 tiles painted by every pupil from Weston Mill Primary School.
In the middle of the paved area there are a 3 dustbins anchored to the base slab envisioned by MVV. Each dustbin supports a giant plant comprising a stalk (probably a second-hand sailing mast which are cheap to buy on eBay) foliage (probably formed from scrap metal painted green) and a seed-head, formed from decorated scrap plastic bottles mounted on a metal frame in such a way that it forms a spherical shape and spins in the wind.
Plants growing out of dustbins prompts thoughts of harnessing waste to produce a greener environment.
use of scrap – plastic bottles and metal – to make something elegant
and fun (the spinning seed-heads) reinforces this message. The use of
second-hand sailing masts adds a (small) maritime reference.
| || || || The inspiration for the scrap plastic bottle seed-head comes from one above the entrance of Westminster City School in London || |
| || || ||The project addresses 2 audiences – drivers on the road and people on foot at creek level.|