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Pattern of Life, Chorley

Philip Bews Diane Gorvin
Sculpture for public sites


Pattern of Life

The Market, Cleveland Street, Chorley Commissioned by Chorley Borough Council with funding from the local Millennium Committee                 
Diane designed and modelled in clay this commission for two bronze relief panels. They are approx. 2m square and installed on the Cleveland Street wall of the market, on either side of the entrance. The bronzes depict groups of women and girls holding up lengths of cloth. Each cloth has surface patterns based on subjects connected to Chorley and the Market eg; Chorley Cakes.

The bronze spills onto the ground and the patterns are taken up by mosaic laid into the surrounding paving. Mosaic is also set into the bronze relief so that the bronze gradually merges into the mosaic. Tracey Cartledge was engaged to design and produce the mosaic. Click here to see more photos detailing Tracey's mosaic work. The bronze reliefs were cast by Castle Fine Arts Foundry.

These images show the work insitu and details of the clay and bronze work. Some photos by Taina Rahkola.


© Diane Gorvin Philip Bews 2013