Our commission for the Viking River Cruises garden is finally complete! A huge amount of time spent cutting, welding, hammering and polishing over the past few months has resulted in something we're hugely proud of.
Patrick Hurst has created something wonderful, a fusion of the classical with the contemporary, the Viking myth of Njord & Skadi with lines and mirror-polished steel. It is the marriage of two forms; each an abstract response to the homes of these two Norse gods. Made from two sheets of mirror polished stainless steel standing parallel to each other, the piece imposes itself onto the viewer at a height of 2 metres, painted a deep inky blue on the internal faces representing the deep blue of the sea and the darkness of the starry night sky.
|constellation detail punched through steel|
The profile of the sculpture resembles the prow of Viking's new ocean-going luxury liner, the steel picks out the materials of the garden, and there are already two ships named for Njord and Skadi in their fleet.
Alan Gardener's garden could not be coming at a more perfect time, with the launch of his upcoming television show 'The Autistic Gardener' mere weeks away. In this show the award-winning garden designer leads a team of autistic green fingered amateurs will use their unique skills to transform neglected gardens across the country.
For more information on Patrick's piece you can contact us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org, to see more of his work please visit his gallery page here.
Director, Marshall Murray