Reflecting on Community – an Installation by Forge Fellow Bob Spriggs, April 2019
“I exhibited my largest work to date, ‘Community’ an array of 100 pendulums each four metres long, at Wycombe Arts Centre. The centre used to be St John’s church but was deconsecrated a decade ago. It is a fine venue and has the height to house my piece, which is over five metres tall. The installation took my team and I two days and the result was all I had hoped it would be. I had not had a chance to put the full structure together before the exhibition so the first time I saw it complete was on the second day of the installation. The exhibition lasted for nine days, during which time we had several hundred visitors. The reaction to ‘Community’ was universally positive. I had many conversations with interested viewers, full of questions and wonderful comments about my work. I made several contacts which will, hopefully, lead to further chances to show ‘Community’ at other locations in the future. The picture below shows ‘Community’ in situ.