Article on Bifurcation Inflation in the Harlow Star:
New work in Gibberd Garden boosts Harlow's sculpture town status
HARLOW’S status as the world’s first ‘sculpture town’ has been boosted by the installation of a striking new contemporary work in the Gibberd Garden.
The highly-polished stainless steel sculpture by young artist and former Harlow resident Alistair McClymont was unveiled at the Marsh Lane attraction last week. Titled Bifurcation Inflation, the piece was commissioned by the Gibberd Garden Trust with money donated by former Harlow Council leader Martin Lawn to mark his 50th year in the town. Mr Lawn, current chairman of the Harlow Health Centres Trust, personally selected the work from a shortlist of submissions from young artists.
“I wanted to give something back to a town that has given me so much during my time here,” he said. “As a volunteer at the Gibberd Garden, I decided that an appropriate way of doing this would be to commission a new sculpture to add to the superb collection the town now boasts. “If Pat Gibberd was still with us I'm sure she would have approved as she always went out of her way to encourage young artists and craftsmen. It's a stunning work and I hope it will bring great pleasure to everyone who sees it.”