‘Rising’, Nigel Ellis
For ‘Rising’, a site spefic public art commission for Prologis Park, Bromley by Bow, we acted as advisors to artist Nigel Ellis. We helped with negotiations with the commissioner, devised the project brief and budget, drew up the contract and established a structure and timeline to effectively manage the commission. Working with Ellis, we provided general project support from concept design to project completion, ensuring the commission was delivered seamlessly.
‘’…’Rising’ was made on commission by architects for a new development on the site next to the old Gas Museum building in Bromley By Bow, from where the whole of east London was once supplied. Like some others of my sculptures its form is therefore something of a celebration of disappearing industrial achievement. However, ‘Rising’ relates primarily to the balance and weight of the body as experienced from inside. The straight ‘cuts’ give a plumb line – like a sense of vertical sheerness, and there is an underlying sense of both responding to and lifting against gravity, with the topmost forms lifted out of each other, while lower forms are slightly compressed. It is an aspirational, optimistic sculpture which presents interesting views all round, while having two particularly strong profiles. …” (Nigel Ellis).
‘Rising’, 2003 was a site specific commission for Prologis Park, Bromley by Bow.