The Great Dominions
All steel, brushed to give the patterning of the polished parts, acid oxidised outer parts with heat-blued cracked features, heat-blued central part,small stainless steel inclusions. 165x130cm. 12/2003.
This was made as a commission for clients near my studio. They have a large wall in their house which needed a feature, and the idea was to create something which would occupy a space without actually filling it. The idea of occupation led me to think of empires and their expansion and disintegration - hence the title 'The Great Dominions'