Overall view of the installation
My aim was to deliver a light-hearted idea - to provide a temporary ‘English countryside experience’ to Roundwood Park. From a wider perspective, the project subtly indicates that things are interconnected and how a chain reaction started by a milk bottle can affect our living environment.
Brent Artists resources was calling for submission
The project solely uses plastic milk bottles in various sizes, allowing the viewer to take a new look at how the mundane can be turned into something extra-ordinary, and the familiar can be transformed and appreciated as something new or ambiguous.
The project makes up of a total of 48 sheep uses approximately 960 bottles to construct the body, and 1,300 of the bottle handles to construct the legs. The bottles are mainly collected from Brent’s Reuse and Recycling Centre in Park Royal (at least once) in a weekly basis from 5th May 2009 onward, but also through contributions from friends and colleagues.
The plastic milk bottles were mainly collected from Brent's Reuse and Recycling Centre
At the site, hot melt glue was used to assemble the legs together
The festival crew gave a helping hand to transport the work in the park
Using bamboo sticks to stabilize the sheep
It took around 2 hours to install a total of 48 sheep
Some of the sheep were requested to be installed at the Green market
The views from the higher ground where people relaxing, taking picture and having a closer look
A couple of views from the lower ground by the flower bed
My wife and some friends were helping me to de-install the work
BAR (Brent Artists Resources): Lorenzo Belengeur.
Brent Council: Sophie Rigg, Vashti Waite, Radhika Silvapulle
Brent Reuse and Recycling Centre: Mr Brean and the team
Respect Festival 09: Crews and Security team
Hendon Library: Georgia, Maria, Ann Messere and others who contributed the bottles
Royal Free Hospital: to all staff who brought me the bottles
Friends & Relative: Leslie Ngu, Adam Tipple, Dong Won, Lai & Ti, Mui & Jack, and Estee & Kevin, and my Wife.