Sculptures, like food, are often better experienced outside, and seeing Simon Gudgeon’s Isis against a spring sky is proof of this.
Isis is one of six distinct pieces to be found on the Halcyon Sculpture Trail which includes work by Simon Gudgeon, Mauro Perruchetti and Lorenzo Quinn. The walk takes you through Knightsbridge, Hyde Park and Mayfair during which you will come across works which span the dynamic, comic and lyrical.
Halcyon Gallery have successfully claimed the urban environment as a sculpture park and each piece works within its setting. Jelly Baby Family stand at Marble Arch where tourists mill around Speaker’s Corner and weekend shoppers pile into Oxford Street, the fluid lines of Isis provide for quiet contemplation by the Serpentine, whereas the giant hand grasping a Fiat 500, in Vroom Vroom plays with dimension on Park Lane.
These sculptures step away from heavy and static works that are often associated with public sculpture and give freedom to see the urban space from a new perspective.
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Jelly Baby Family by Mauro Perucchetti
Isis by Simon Gudgeon
Volare, Lorenzo Quinn in Cadogan Place
Finding Love, Lorenzo Quinn One Hyde Park
Vroom Vroom, Lorenzo Quinn on Park Lane, opposite The Dorchester
Photography for all five – Halcyon Gallery
The Force of Nature II, Lorenzo Quinn in Berkeley Square
Photography – Oli Scarff, Getty Images
Tube map and other map image design – Halcyon Gallery