‘Flight of Swallows – A Murmuration’ created by Helena Vogelzang – Sculptor
In Helena’s words, “Reaching great heights through collective effort”, is a celebration of the shape-shifting images formed in the sky by the migratory European Swallows who gather in their tens of thousands every evening, as they ready themselves for the nightly roost. They darken the skies, forming swirling shapes before breakaway groups dive into the reedbeds, or grasslands, where they settle for the night.
The sculpture’s form, borrows from the design principles of the Golden Ratio, using an extruded format of the Fibonacci sequence as its point of origin. The spiral structure, an engineering feat, results in a descriptive and uplifting artwork.
From its inception, this project has embodied the message of collaboration. It has taken the collective effort between Patron, Creative and professional Artisans; a fluid team effort adapting and shape shifting resulting in the finished work.