Edward Square, London

Type: Architectural, Public Commissions Completed:

Engraved lettering in concrete with words by poet laureate Andrew Motion

With words commissioned from Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, Gary Breeze collaborated with sculptor Anthony Fanshawe to create a concrete poem in North London’s Edward Square for landscape architects J & L Gibbons. Concrete was specially cast with a matrix of black and red granite aggregate and the surface grit-blasted to reveal the darker pattern of lettering within. This ‘betograve’¬†process¬†was developed by Norwegian artist Carl Nesjar and used by him in collaboration with Picasso on his large concrete sculptures. The process, rarely seen elsewhere, was employed as a cost effective alternative to casting letters.

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