Imprint by Ruby Williams for SCAPE Public Art Season 2017 – Re:ACTIVATE Teen
Ruby Williams based her Re:ACTIVATE Teen artwork on the concept of memory. The artwork, a sculpted metal branch, was suspended where the original might have been removed by disease or damage. Imprint represented the original branch as a memory unchanged by time. Or perhaps the branch, made of steel, mesh and wire, symbolised the rebuild of our city. A different version of its former glory. The space was activated and the viewer could be mindful of a place they did not necessarily see before.
RE:ACTIVATE Kids & Teen 2017 was open to all aspiring artists under 18 years of age to have their work produced by SCAPE. Designs were selected by a judging panel. Supporter of the arts and community projects lead sponsors, Lewis Bradford Consulting Engineers, have committed support for young people like Ruby to realise their sculptural dreams through this annual SCAPE Public Art programme.