logo  UK Projects      <     >

 

Highfield Nature Arch
Manchester



Philip Bews Diane Gorvin
Sculpture for public sites

 

Highfield Nature Arch

Highfield Nature Park, Manchester
Commissioned by Manchester City Council through the Parks Service

Description:

This image shows three views of the Archway. Constructed and carved Oak with a galvanised steel grill and flying creatures - a duck, bat and dragonfly. Inserted into the grille are three coloured cast glass panels, of butterflies and a dragonfly.

The initial design featured a pig and metal bee at the top of each supporting post, but after further consultation the design was changed to a carved bee and an owl.

Phil designed and made the arch, Diane made the relief panels - cast into glass by Jackson Fawkes.

Installation by Phil and Damon Bramley who also transported the work to site.

© Diane Gorvin Philip Bews 2013