This giant, fully functioning kaleidoscope comprises of 65 mirror polished stainless steel tubes each initialled by the first years’ intake of pupils at the new school building. Various elements that refer to aspects of the site are housed within the object chamber. These include the relocated crested newts, grazing horses, and quotes from the children’s favourite books. The piece is very much about the processes of change and adaptation that accompany redevelopment and relocation.
Its’ highly engineered finish is a testament to what can be achieved on a relatively modest budget, and with a willing contractor.