• Alphonso 2021

Staton, Sarah, 2021, Art or design object, Alphonso 2021

Abstract or Description:

‘Alphonso’, is located on Little Callow Mound in Newton Leys; the sculpture includes a decorative archway and seat which overlooks Willow Lake and the environment around it. The artwork forms part of Milton Keynes Council’s ongoing Public Art commissioning programme — since the town’s inception in the 1960s, more than 250 artworks have been created, all of them within the public realm. ‘Alphonso’ is the most recent addition to this ongoing commitment to the council’s ambitious and strategic public art commissioning initiative.

Developed in dialogue with residents, ‘Alphonso’ takes the form of a triangular, three-sided lakeside folly. The sculpture incorporates an abstracted hand-painted image in blue and white glaze. Inspired by Azulejos, and built from wood-fired handmade brick, it depicts the local area, its wildlife and history. Further motifs can be discovered on the façade that looks toward the wood, where raised and cut brick slips are arranged in a geometric fish motif that ripples across the surface.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W130 Sculpture
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Copyright Holders: Sarah Staton
Funders: Milton Keynes Council and Taylor Wimpey
Uncontrolled Keywords: public sculpture, brick, tile, public commission
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2021 16:51
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 16:51
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4882
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