About the Artwork

Earthing is a tactile public sculpture. It acts like a fantastical magnifying glass to explore interconnections between the synthetic and organic worlds in urban spaces, with the human body as the conduit between the two.

The title references activities that reconnect you with the earth, and the form and materials are inspired by a crumbling mountain-top dry-stone shelter inhabited by imagined animal/human hybrids.

Year: 2022

The Sculpture in the City Aldgate Square Commission is delivered in partnership with Aldgate Connect BID and the City of London Corporation’s Destination City programme.

Courtesy the artist. Photo: © Nick Turpin


Stone, painted Jesmonite, bronze, steel


Approx. 310 x 148 x 180 cm, 133 x 70 x 70 cm

Artist Biography

Jocelyn McGregor

Jocelyn McGregor (b. 1989) is a sculptor originally from Cumbria. She uses her own body as a starting point in her artistic practice, which seeks the point of transition between internal and external, real and imagined, natural and synthetic worlds. McGregor studied her BFA in Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Fine Art (Oxford University) and an MFA in Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art (UCL). She participated in the British Council SWAP UK/Ukraine Residency Programme 2019-20; Artist-in-Residence at HKBU Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong in 2018; was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2018; and opened her first solo exhibition in the UK, ‘Mantle’, at Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, in 2022.