Sculpture gives us the opportunity to physically touch the product of an artist’s imagination. Creating sculpture, particularly public sculpture, comes with many challenges.

The work has to be beautiful, but durable, site-specific and appropriate to its context. It has to satisfy the demands of the commissioner’s brief. It has to be made within tight budgets and strict timescales and be designed with safety in mind.

The thing I like most though, is that there is the opportunity to give people a sensual and cultural experience free of charge: something thought provoking and inspiring. It is the stuff of life, and through the beauty of physics it is a private encounter with the universe.