Playful Seating for Midsummer Lawn

Completed: 2014 Client: Berkeley Group Artist: James Hopkins
Partners: MDM Props Location: Cambridge Riverside, Cambridge
Services: Art in the Public Realm, Residential, Sculpture, Street Furniture

A sculpture and landscape artwork for Cambridge. Solid cast bronze benches designed through catoptric anamorphosis are placed around a mirror finished stainless steel cylinder. The mirror transforms the distorted benches into the perfect image of two domestic / school chairs. The surrounding amphitheatre completes the artwork as a playful space for residents and visitors that references the sites history as a school since the 19th century.

Within a formal setting, this artwork creates an environment for reflection and contemplation alongside the opportunity for physical, playful interaction.

James Hopkins


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