Tom Price's dramatic new public sculpture revealed at The Courthouse in Westminster
The Vyner Tree, a Barratt London-commissioned sculpture by the artist Tom Price, was unveiled this week at The Courthouse development in Westminster. Barratt London celebrated its latest public art contribution at a residents’ reception with the artist.
Spanning some 12 metres and cast in bronze, this is a truly monumental work of art with an iridescent surface as changeable as the weather. Tom Price's ambition was to connect the city's old world history to the thriving cosmopolitan place it is today; and in doing so creates a work of art that is playful, evocative and rich in historical context.
Alastair Baird, Regional Managing Director for Barratt London, said: "As one of London's leading residential developers, Barratt London is focused on delivering the homes and communities that Londoners want and need, today and in the future. Part of our long-term strategic thinking is about how we can create a sense of place and identity through the quality of our residences and the new public spaces we create. Carefully considered public realm and investment in public art are fantastic ways in which we can contribute to the cultural value of our capital and create great places to live."
"The Courthouse is one of our most prestigious developments; and commissioning art for such a distinguished area of London brought considerable weight and responsibility. We are delighted with Tom Price's dramatic sculpture that spans both the private space of the courtyard and the public streetscape. The Vyner Tree is named after the original street at the back of The Courthouse. It’s an ambitious contemporary sculpture, firmly rooted in the medieval use of this site."