About the Artwork
This project focuses on the everyman, the natural environment and memories to place and memory itself. A series of engraved brass bench plaques have been installed to existing benches around the City of London. The plaques have been created to mimic the plaques that often adorn benches to memorialise or pay homage to a specific person. These, however, are fabricated: in loving memory of a ‘made up’ person or place or abstract idea.
Some of them are optimistic for a better future others long for a forgotten past. Some are more fantastical, abstract and others are more direct and perturbing or prescient. Many rely on humour as a way of communicating the idea.
Following inclusion in the 10th Edition of Sculpture in the City, the artwork now resides permanently in the City of London.
Copyright the artist. Photo: © Nick Turpin
Etched brass plaques
10cm x 5cm each