About the Project:
I am thrilled to collaborate on this truly original Project with PAD studios.
Designed for Artist in Residence Stephen Turner, and inspired by nature, the Egg was designed for Stephen to inhabit for 12 months whilst moored in ancient tidal salt workings by the Exbury Estate on the beautiful Beaulieu River in Southern England. Here Stephen communed with nature, and created his art. The Egg became known as the ‘Exbury Egg’, and Stephen became known locally as the ‘Beadle of Beaulieu’.
I worked with Architects PAD Studios to create and engineer the Egg. It completed its residency two years ago, and is now on an extended nationwide tour of galleries and schools around the UK, while Stephen displays his art, of which the egg has become a part.
The ‘Egg’ is capable of existing ‘off grid’, with no impact on the surrounding environment, relying on solar energy and bio -mechanisms.
Since the principal residency completed, the ‘Egg’ continues its work in an education and exhibition capacity, touring centres around the UK.
Here is a description of this project from the BBC.
Location: London UK