I have over 20 years of experience and success in the creation of high quality artwork designed to withstand the rigours of the public space. Works have been in 3 dimensions, as well as ground and wall based relief. Over the years I have made new works for town centres, community gardens, public recreation grounds, local authority buildings, housing association developments as well as libraries, hospitals and health centres.
Monday, 26 January 2009
The name Selby is thought to be derived from the Anglo Saxon word for willow copse – Sele, and the Scandinavian word for town– By. Giving us the name Seleby or as we know it, Selby.
Graves were discovered in the area of Church Hill during building works. The oak coffins contained human remains dating from Anglo Saxon times, proving that there had been a settlement in the area for many years before the Abbey was founded. The bodies in the coffins held hazel twigs in their hands. It is thought that the hazel had similar spiritual meaning to the Anglo Saxons as the olive branch has in the Christian faith.