Cluster. Brighton, UK
In 2012 I was invited by Fabrica, Brighton, to present Cluster, a new site-specific commission for the gallery. I drew inspiration from the undulating South Downs landscape and from the theme of shelter. I considered how people, creatures, and trees gather together, how we cluster together for protection and how, if needs be, we can become invisible in a group.
Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the iconic Sussex gridshell structures at The Weald and Downland Museum and The Woodland Enterprise Centre at Flimwell, I drew inspiration from the two buildings to produce a site-specific sculptural installation of elegant, organic beauty. Cluster is a large-scale installation comprising of a series of woven sculptures that allow the visitor to move in and around them. The work, combined with the architecture of the building, created both a social space in which to gather and play and a space of quiet contemplation.
Images by Sussie Ahlberg.