“How many times can a man turn his head, pretending he just doesn’t see?”
Those that know the song will know the Dylan reference. Drawing on a song that has ambiguity in its meaning allowed me to associate the work with the Symmetree oak tree and use the oak leaves to ask the viewer to question the association between this title, the way we spend our time and the legacy we leave in the form of memories.
It asks us to look with an open and enquiring mind. It should be a simple thing to do and it’s something we take for granted as children. It’s what some of our fondest memories are made of, creating special moments often shared with those closest to us.
I’ve been busy with stencils creating hundreds of individual leaves on the Hospice Horse which will soon be ready to show. In the meantime here of some pics of the process.
So, ‘How many times can a man turn his head?’
If you want to leave behind memories, be like the leaves caught in the breeze, and you may find that some of the answers are ‘Blowin’ in the wind’.
Herd of the Hospice campaign
This is a major public art installation and fundraising campaign for Hospice in the Weald. It will be the first of its kind in the area. From July until October 2017, a herd of uniquely decorated horse sculptures will gallop into parks and public areas across West Kent and East Sussex to bring businesses, individuals and local community groups, including schools, together through a range of sponsorship opportunities and community activities.
You can find out more about the campaign and the amazing work the Hospice in the Weald does here. http://www.hospiceintheweald.org.uk