Here are some images of my sculpture in situ.
They show you how the siting of my work can be successful in a variety of different settings, whether they are interior or exterior, domestic or in an office environment or in a public place such as a hospital, school or church. It can look good in both traditional or contemporary venues, in city or the countryside
This wall-mounted sculpture, entitled ‘Rite of Spring’ was commissioned to reflect the rural situation with a natural theme of growth and harmony to complement a modern interior. The setting is a stone fireplace wall in a lofty room so that, although the style is not based on my usual subject of the human form, I was interested in trying to depict and fulfil the brief. The result was in harmony with the house and atmosphere.
The sinuous forms of the sculpture demanded that it was to be a cast resin piece based on an armature of wires and worked initially in clay before being sent to the casters. The patination is a medium bronze which harmonises with the decoration of the room.
It is always pleasurable to be asked to provide sculpture to be placed in a hospital setting. At the Jeffrey Kelson Centre at the Central Middlesex Hospital there are a number of my sculptures together with other works of art which give the department a homely rather than an institutional atmosphere which is much appreciated by patients and staff alike.
The two shown here are ‘Devotion ll’ and ‘Constancy’ both limited editions in bronze resin, but with different patinations.
One of the doctors from the department says ‘It is widely recognized that there are considerable benefits of displaying various forms of art within a hospital environment. Often the space available within hospital reception and waiting areas, outpatient clinics and wards provide opportunity for display, be it paintings, photographs, murals or sculptures.
Numerous organisations have been developed to encourage art in hospitals with benefit to staff and patients alike. Moreover these organisations are mainly independently funded, either by charitable organisations or local interest groups.
The staff at Central Middlesex Hospital took the opportunity provided by redevelopments to display art within the Jeffrey Kelson Centre outpatient area. Besides John Brown’s sculpture, the art displayed includes ceramics, paintings, landscape photography and sculptures. Sculptures in fact are ideal – small to medium sizes are easily displayed indoors, larger sculptures for the courtyards and entrances.’
In my own garden there is an ever-changing display of garden sculptures, particularly in the summer months, when they are needed for exhibition in various garden shows and open garden sculpture events such as those at Pashley Manor Gardens and this year at Borde Hill. Sculpture for the garden can be placed in flower-beds or shrubberies or on a plinth on the lawn. A small sculpture such as ‘Reposing’ seen here on a low base does not obscure the planting in the bed behind it, but adds interest throughout the year.
This bronze resin sculpture, one of a limited edition of 12 entitled ‘Awakening’ , was purchased to complement the setting of this 1930′s house with its natural oak panelling and furniture. The contours of the sculpture are highlighted with a carefully placed spotlight for evening and the stained glass window during daylight hours. The owner’s view of the sculpture can be seen on the Testimonials page of this website.
The neutral colour and smooth texture of the Ancaster stone of ‘Liaison ll’, perfectly harmonizes with the interior decor of this central London home. The purpose-built plinth gives height to a room which has otherwise low level furnishings.