About the Artwork
Salvia is part of a series of works inspired by perennial plants that are found readily in the British countryside, and applying to them the angular forms and man-made materials of the contemporary cityscape. Salvia takes it bright colour from the small flowering plant of the same name, but Wild has chosen not to echo its form. Instead he has welded the lower section of the sculpture into a confusion of bright purple steel from which extends a single polished stainless steel arm reaching towards the open air above.
Copyright the artist, courtesy of William Benington Gallery. Photo: © Nick Turpin
powder coated steel
350 x 200 x 180 cm