MY initial plans with this project involved steel, my favourite material to work with is rusty steel. If i am to go into the public realm community this would be my preferred medium at the moment. IVe always been fascinated with industrial building. Specifically hollow structures that once held so much history. They represent the work and strain from industrial process, steel beams, concreate walls and floor, red bricks but what really makes them special to me is when nature takes it back. I find the contrast of industrial and nature fascinating, they are polar opposites they define forms, colours and their own history.
I would like to base my work using the the colours and form of steel but inspired by the shape of a more natural context. I want to combine the two. A factory or fun down plain building would be suitable because an instillation would inject a new bit of life into the building that most woundlt even look at.
I thought of having a layered steel form of varying shades of chrome to rust. I imagined it to be a very fluid and curvaceous form yet out of a rigid material, adding detention and colour to the side of a forgotten building.
I decided to choose some spaces in bristol because i am very familiar with the city. Ive always been told story’s from grandfarther about different building in bristol and what happened with in them.
I was orginally inspired by the old distribution centre next to temple meads train station. The derelct building is considered as an eye sore by most of bristol. There are future plan to make it part of the new stadium or a uni/college building. Untill then through its gets seen by many people so it would be a good place to place a piece of public realm art. IT would be seen by a lot of people and improve the aesthetic of the building improve it or just distract.
I started thinking about possible other sites, one with a rich industrial history that ive always admired is the collapsed gas works building open anchor road by the river. THis structure use to be a former gas works site and has been vacant for about 40 years. IT most likely will be sold for housing or made into a permanent site due to it s grade two listing. HOwever before this happens it would have been interesting make my stamps on the what l;eat of the building probably as a temporary instillation.