This artwork, whilst creating a focal point for a local area, would elude to the multiple natures of memory, personal and shared histories which go beyond a single point and radiate infinitely into the local physical, imagined and remembered landscape.
Through an engagement process key places and dates would be combined and amalgamated visually to present an optical calendar.
Like a signpost, this artwork would act as a marker, but to the unknown, undiscovered, unremarkable, unique, ordinary and extraordinary memories, of local people, linking people and places in the Stotfold area.
Another option or to be combined with the above would be that the directional components when viewed together from a particular angle would join visually to form various complete images to create an optical sculpture.
These component shapes and their respective imagery, such as a shoe or a chest of drawers, would become visible and present a story or narrative.
This artwork concept is not tied to a specific site. It could be developed at any site, as it is dependant entirely on the participatory stage of collecting story, image and memory, which will inform the content and form of the artwork.
Simple and striking furniture could be sited at the base and these could be visually linked to the sculpture.
Alternatively boulders could be used as perching places.
Historic timelines could be introduced referencing our modern digital calendars as well as historic visual timelines.
…which are very similar to modern forms of calendar management.
Perforated colour point could also describe particular points in a timeline.