'Thicket' is a sculptural installation of tall steel objects, referring to the 'urban forest' of signage, CCTV, street lighting, mobile phone masts and TV aerials that dominates our modern environment. Every building, street, motorway, roundabout has a forest of vertical poles. Most provide a service, some are watching us.



The installation comprises of 21 steel objects 2 - 5 metres high set into islands covered with real grass, utilising the full height of the Persistence Works exhibition space. The exhibition appears to be outdoors yet indoors; it could be seen as an indoor sculpture park. The audience can experience the earthy dampness of the grass and look up at the tall objects against the sky.