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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The Newhaven Cormorant - A Sculpture by Christian Funnell from alun callender on Vimeo.