The Growing City


Mild steel


This commission came about as Southern Housing Group was about to open a new building in Horsham. The building came with an empty plinth. Bernice Chan, and Carina Svenson suggested to Guy Collar director of SHG Southern Region putting a sculpture on it. Everything then moved very quickly to commission, approve and install the sculpture in around three weeks.

As intended the Growing City provided a great story and photos for the press.  It improves the look of the foyer and gives employees and visitors the pleasure of ‘working out’ the sculpture, which is deliberately visually complex to sustain repeat viewing.  Further it is a manifestation of the value placed by SHG on creative thinking.