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Machine Mother

I met textile artist Anne Griffiths on an artist residency at

Diamond Light Source, a synchrotron in Harwell

Oxfordshire in 2006.  The engineering skills that enabled

the facility to exist amazed me, and with Annes textile art

background, she looked at it in a very different way. 

This was one of her line drawings of part of the machine,

which I thought was a fantastic starting point for a

sculpture.  I had it waterjet cut in stainless steel and use

it as the central element of this piece and two stainless

steel flanges from Diamond were used for the base.


online sale ONLY 

if you are at Sunshine Garden Centre 

£ 375


Location:   Sunshine Garden Centre

Materials:   Stainless steel and mild steel


  • H   51 cm
  • W   40 cm
  • D   31 cm

Weight:   5.5 kg

Position:   Outdoors

Fixing:   There are holes all around the base to

mechanically secure to a plinth