Sophy King

Art, Landscape, Environment

Gold River Bed

Environmental Art Installation, I-Park Foundation, Connecticut, 2016

The site is a dry river bed during a drought. This work is like an offering to the gods of rain. I am playing with ideas of value and worth, using humble moss and concrete alongside precious gold.  At the end of the day the missing element is the most precious one of all – the water that should be running freely down the creek.

concrete, gold leaf, moss

Nibble nibble

urban adventures

Photograph, back of Cheethams Music School, Manchester City centre

Regen 2

etching manchester regeneration

Etching with Gold Leaf

Regen 2

Etching and gold leaf

 

Reach Art Festival

Reach was a programme of artist-led public engagement devised to tie in with my commission for landscape designs for the regeneration of the promenade at St. Anne’s. A second artist, Sarah Jane Richards, was commissioned to design signage for the stretch and we collaborated on the public engagement side of the commission. We provided 16 different workshops, engaging a total of 335 people in the sessions.

To celebrate the project we ended up putting on The Reach Art Festival, attended by 800-1000 people.  The festival showcased local artists and performers, as well as animating an underused part of the promenade.  There was an art market, bands, Punch and Judy, a storyteller and even a mini double decker for rides.

You can see more details at https://reachartproject2014.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/reach-art-festival-2014/