Inplas commissioned for London’s newest sculpture
London based artist Frances Richardson has used Perspex® acrylic in London’s newest public sculpture. Commissioned for an on-going project ‘Sculpture at Bermondsey Square’, the design was chosen from numerous applications to the local Vitrine gallery.
Richardson’s innovative design fuses Perspex® acrylic with concrete canvas. Perspex® glass look acrylic was chosen as it has a semblance with glass and resonance with the architecture of the site.
Richardson chose West London Perspex® specialists Inplas Fabrications to help build the acrylic elements of the sculpture. 15mm thick glass look Perspex® acrylic was chosen to offer both structural rigidity as well as the aesthetic requirements when overlaid with concrete canvas.
Richardson sculptures have been described as “structures reminiscent of remnants, suggesting a loss or absence of the original object.” As with her previous work, the sculpture named Loss of object and bondage to it; Fig. 2 explores the feeling of melancholy present when a space is activated yet dormant.
The sculpture can be seen from 20th September – 29th February 2016 at Bermondsey Square, London.
Inplas Fabrications are leaders in the field of acrylic and plastic fabrication and approved fabricators of Perspex® acrylic. Visit www.inplas.co.uk for details of their work in retail, film, architectural and design.