The sculpture resembles a giant seed pod surmounted by a calyx and part of the stalk. Painted in brown and vivid greens, it looks like something from a theme park or children's playground.
This work is one of a series commissioned for Dudley's new Southern By-pass. For the driver or pedestrian, the road will provide a passage through time, whereby each artwork is loosely inspired by an era. This fossil-like form conjures up images from Dudley's ancient past. The artist's main inspiration came from two fossils, a charaphyte and a medusan. She liked the segmented shape of the medusan fossil, and the ridged pattern on the charaphyte one, combining these two elements to create the main body of the sculpture. She painted the sculpture and included elements from a seed pod in order to convey the idea of something living before it was fossilised.
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