I have worked in a public setting for twenty years designing and making gates, sculptures and outdoor furniture that endeavour to bring the user a sense of engagement with the unique qualities of a given place. I develop techniques in tandem with ideas, and ideas come from new construction techniques and objects that I buy from the scrap yard. These I incorporate with new materials to fulfil my vision or any given brief.
I aim in my relief work such as opaque gates, to create fluidity and subtle qualities of a painting with the rigidity of a motorway crash barrier. Commissions feed me with new experiences and insights into other people’s lives where introspection provides a holistic perspective covering anything from the construction of a coat hook to a monument.
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News - Open House 2016 at The Old Forge
Open House Exhibition: 7/8, 14/15, 21/22 and 28/29 May 2016. 11am-6pm
The Old Forge, Heighton Road, South Heighton, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 0JH
Tel: 01273 612556
Mob: 07799 883300
The Newhaven Cormorant - A Sculptue by Christian Funnell
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