This piece was the result of a sculpture competition for a regional building company and was incorporated into their new development in Sedgefield.
Sedge is a grass characterised by 3-sided stems and clumped seed heads. Historically Sedgefield is an agricultural community that hosts a horse racing course and is famous for it’s Shrove Tuesday Football utilising a small leather ball which was originally a contest between town and country folk.
Clearly, with both the agricultural and racing connections, horses have had a major impact on the community and its environs. Sedge incorporates all these elements into a 4 metre, stylised sedge plant constructed from welded galvinised steel and utilises horseshoes within the sculpture.