Tina O'Connell


Oh Bollards... 2010-11

Following on from research into the degradation and low value given to our day to day urban fabric, this project was developed whilst undertaking research into carving, and in particular, examining the scarcity of materials. Created from a granite horsetrough found buried in Southwark Park and then donated, it was slowly and painstakingly reworked into two joining parts copied from the remains of a local traffic bollard - a contemporary piece of of todays urban fabric itself destined for disposal in land-fill.

Granite horse trough found during relandscaping of Southwark Park in London

Precision carved using power tools

Hand finished, with painstaking detail made to reproduce the break between the two constitutent parts.

Final work installed.

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