Local charity King’s Cross Community Projects has been working on the green sculpture project on Wharfdale Road for a while now and is very pleased to say that this morning they set the date for installation: 8am to 4pm Saturday 13 April 2013.
The sculpture is by artist Neil Ayling and will be planted up to a design by landscape artist Marie Clarke. Both are locally based. John Ashwell has designed lighting and ‘trellis’ and future garden maintenance will be by Mike Jackson, both live on Wharfdale Road. News about the project including designs can be seen on-site at the western end of Lighterman House, Wharfdale Road and on their website.
A road closure won’t be needed despite the sculpture being a massive 10 meters high by seven meters wide, but traffic will be directed around the truck carrying the sculpture.
After the sculpture is installed on consecutive following weekends:
- The front of the sculpture will be painted in its final colours;
- Steel wire will be threaded through the top two wings of the sculpture to act as trellis for two climbing evergreen Star Jasmine plants;
- The lower pods of the sculpture will be filled with soil and an irrigation system and solar powered uplighters installed into it;
- Finally the sculpture will be planted up.
King’s Cross Community Projects would like to thank everyone for their patience and apologises for any inconvenience during the works. By the end of the project the group hopes to have provided a piece of public art for the whole community to enjoy which will also be an attractive vertical landscape and a wildlife oasis in a location that was unloved and a bit ugly.
Contact King’s Cross Community Projects if you have any queries about the project.