Commissioned by Seymour Art Consultants on behalf of Ability Group, Limeharbour, Isle of Dogs, London. 2007
This pair of granite slabs are a robust yet subtle response to a new property building: echoing the red colour used in the surrounding architecture and surface materials, and completes the jig-saw cut 'missing' corner of the building.
'' As an art consultancy we look for a number of aspects of an artist and his work before asking them to create a sculptural proposal for a client. The project was for a sculpture within a large public space outside of a prestigious development near Canary Wharf. Simon Hitchens realised all these requirements faultlessly. First and foremost he is an artist of true originality creating a broad scope of thought provoking work. When realising a project he is sympathetic to its surroundings yet creates sculpture utterly individual in its own right. He has the ability to realise monumental sculpture on time and on budget, personally overseeing installation and future care of the work. Simon is an artist who I have admired for many years, who is constantly developing and questioning his craft and who I can whole heartedly recommend for any major public project.'' Nick Holmes, Seymour Art Consultants, London