Friday 4 June 2021
An introduction by the artist to ‘Homecoming’, the new sculpture by Laurence Edwards on view until end May.
The bronze figure took inspiration from the scenes in the Bayeux tapestry and the Normans’ arrival in England.
Homecoming continues the themes of walking men and migration seen in Edwards recent works. The figure would not only have had migrated to England but also through England as the Normans’ continued their conquest.
After being in situ at Messums Wiltshire during the month of May, Homecoming will be installed in Sweyns Camp near Ebbsfleet, Kent. It has been commissioned for a new housing development which resides on the site of a Norman Camp.