Photo Credit: Letts Wheeler Architects
Regeneration of the Public Realm in High Street, Bank Street & Middle Row, Maidstone, Kent. The project arose out of an International Competition which was won by Letts Wheeler Architects. Tipping was commissioned by the Architects for the final shortlist & presentation.The themes set out here explore the history of the High Street through trade, commerce, society, political upheaval & civic celebrations. Animals, plants & birds feature strongly in the visual narrative. The written word also features in tying together a variety of events & strands of history to create a unique site specific storyline which extends from High Town to BishopsWay & the river. The artworks will be translated via 'drawings' made onto the surface of the granite paving. This will be achieved through various means including sand blasting, engraving, water-jet cutting & inlay techniques. The drawn detail extends also to the polished granite seats & the leaning posts. The project is currently on site & an application to the Arts Council has been made for a publication.
4750mm x 5500mm approx.
Granite Paving Slabs: Engraved, Sandblasted & Inset with Caithness Stone.