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High Shade (I), (II) and (III)

David Murphy

High Shade (I), (II) and (III)

David Murphy





Dimensions (cm)

Height: 258
Length: 90
Depth: 90


Weathering Steel

Current Location

London SE8

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Outdoors
  • Freestanding

Background, history, commissioner of the work

This series of three works were produced for the 6th edition of Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer, in Buckinghamshire, in 2022. They were retained on site for the 7th and final edition of the annual exhibition which closed in Summer 2023.

Thematic/contextual information

Three sapling-like 'trees' that stand just over head height. Together they form a canopy of dappled light and soft shadows. Closer in sprit to paper origami than steel, the hard material is treated with care and precision; cutting folding and spot welding each piece in place, and growing each sculpture in a very intuitive way. The canopy of each ‘tree’ grows from a single element at the stem, and consequently the sculptures are gently ‘sprung’, subtly vibrating in the passing breeze.

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