Public art commissioned by David Wilson Homes for a new housing development ‘The Millstones’ in Queniborough, Leicestershire. The artwork consists of a glass mosaic millstone wheel sculpture designed in the style of a colour wheel. I worked with local stone sculptor Graeme Mitcheson to position the wheel on a natural stone plinth with a swirl of green mosaic flowing down. There are a series of 5 large stone boulders, each piece weighing around two tonnes framing the pathway through the development. The glass mosaic continues through the stonework ending with a final swirl of gold. The central area of the millstone wheel frames a view of the church steeple in one direction and the stone boulders and housing in the other.
Before designing the artwork I worked closely with the developers to host a public consultation workshop where members of the WI, local history groups and pupils at the sixth form college were invited to make a small mosaic of their own whilst discussing what type of artwork they would like to see.
Jason Hearn, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said:
“The sculptures installed at our Queniborough development have been designed with the local area in mind, which is a fantastic way to reflect such a sought after area of Leicestershire.
“We wanted to choose something that would complement the area’s surroundings and thought this would be a great way to enhance our development.
“Thanks to the hard work of Julie, the residents at The Millstones now have these amazing and inspirational pieces of art to enjoy for a very long time.”