Keith Wilson - Roma

Steel, PU elastomer. Meadow Arts Commission (2008)

Keith Wilson - Roma

Steel, PU elastomer. Meadow Arts Commission (2008)

Keith Wilson - Roma

Steel, PU elastomer. Meadow Arts Commission (2008)

Keith Wilson - Roma

Steel, PU elastomer

Meadow Arts commission, 2008 

In 2009, Keith Wilson's sinuous sculpture was resited at Worcester Woods Country Park. The sculpture has become a much loved landmark at the park, encouraging visitors to frequent a previously underused part of the site.

Roma was originally commissioned as part of Give Me Shelter at Attingham Park. A twenty metre long sinuous steel walkway. This work is a formal gesture and walk-through sculpture that borrows the form of a cattle run. The interior walls of the steel walkway are coated in a thick layer of high-density rubberised foam, finished in a luxuriant glossy blue, seemingly at odds with the harsh industrial materials used to construct the run. This is an interactive work that invites the visitor to experience different subtle shifts in perception as they walk through the sculpture.

One such experience may be a sense of containment and control that is all at once comforting and disorientating. Sited in the landscape, Roma acts as a parenthesis, a moment of abstraction which ends, as the visitor emerges from the walkway, in a renewal of the senses of perception (sight, experience of space etc.)

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Worcester Woods Country Park
Wildwood Drive
Worcester
Worcestershire
WR5 2LG
01905 766493
http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/directory_record/3312/worcester_woods_country_park