First point was working out an inspiration for the work. Have a look at some of the images and themes that led me to the design, Unity Ring
My contemporary sculpture ‘Unity Ring’ was a proposal for a commission on board a cruise ship due to be launched in 2016. The ship will be the largest ever made so being asked to propose my work was a rare and honoured opportunity. It was reassuring to know that such large and influential characters valued my work sufficiently to want it on board.
The client saw my Flame and originally asked me to propose that for another space but after the work I had done for that the proposals escalated in value until they reached this one. I sadly didn’t have a huge amount of time to create the work but nevertheless it was sufficient to get a shape drawn up and put into 3d.
The whole proposal took 2 weeks from pen to paper to saving the final presentation, despite being told just days before that the deadline had moved forwards. Luckily I had done all the work and was awaiting quotations from companies on how to make it and how much it would be so moving the deadline didn’t effect me too much.
See below for the process of development