Cysgod y Coed – glass commission installed

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Rachel Phillips and I have just installed our glass commission in the Family Housing Association sheltered housing and health care development in Crymych, Pembrokeshire.

The inspiration for the work came from a desire to bring the landscape of Pembrokeshire in to the building and to introduce artwork by local people to personalize the space. We decided on a theme based on tree and plant shapes, and designed the piece to change with the light throughout the day and provide interest and stimulation for staff, visitors and residents.

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I ran a workshop with pupils at Ysgol y Frenni, Crymych. The children made drawings from the environment around the school and made leaf and fern print from material gathered locally. Rachel and I then made their own drawings and studies and directly incorporated the children’s fern prints into the design, which was sandblasted on two layers and incorporated into eight double glazed units.

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We are really pleased to have had the opportunity to a creative contribution to such a fantastic new facility in our community. crymych2

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One thought on “Cysgod y Coed – glass commission installed

  1. Really great to see your latest venture with Rachel. What a super idea and a lovely piece of community art work for all to enjoy. Love it!

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