Under view of the piece called Helix. Pieces of Mopani wood were fixed invisably together to form a double helix structure. Mopani wood is incredibly heavy, but when the double helix was completed, it gave the sculpture great integral strength.
    This piece was a commision for a barn conversion and retreat centre in Wales, and both materials and shape were intended to echo the exposed and ancient oak beams in the space, and the magnificent hanging central chimney (seen below). The shadows and shapes thrown by the light can be seen in the video posted below.
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Helix-in-situ-2.jpg
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    The space where Helix now hangs, showing the exposed wooden beams, and the central fireplace and chimney which provided the cues for the materials and design chosen for the commission.
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