Twist (proposal)
A proposal for a public art commission to design a landmark to the Luddite uprising of 1812. The sculptural form is based on the hand-held shears used by croppers to finish the woollen cloth before the disastrous (for the croppers) advent of the shearing frame. The shears represent the Luddite men, the scale and the form suggests the human form – their memory incarnated in one of the tools of their trade. And it is a group of shears, representing the collective nature and struggle of the Luddite cause.

Spen Valley Civc Society