The artist Kevin Atherton presented a talk about his past public artworks and his intentions for the re-commissioning of ‘On Reflection’ a public sculpture that was sited in Islington in the 1980’s. ‘On Reflection’ comprised of cast sculpture of Kevin, looking down onto a cast reflection in the water of a small pond in Elthorne Park.
The sculpture was vandalised and finally dismantled in the 90’s, only to reappear at Islington Town Hall a few years ago. Kevin is working with Islington Council to recommission the work as a new piece- adding a new cast of Kevin’s current self: now the younger and older self becoming reflections of one another.
Kevin requested the help of the Public Wisdom group in finding a location in Islington that would be suitable for the sculpture.