Digswell Arts Trust Fellow, Chris Groombridge installed his sculpture ‘Conventus’ at The Cloisters building in Letchworth on Tuesday 1 April as part of ‘A Vision of Utopia’.
The sculpture is a monument to the spirit of a gathering. Chris was inspired by the architecture of The Cloisters building inside and out; he felt its quirky configuration, fixtures and furniture to be the timeless mechanics of its original purpose.
For Chirs, the staircases symbolise a route to a higher plane of wellbeing and the wash fountain inside is a stone witness to a thousand gatherings of hands.
It is from these ideals that a utopia is born. The vision is realised not with bricks and mortar, but with a community coming together. An escalation of hearts and minds ….and the meeting of hands to build a dream.