Much of Victoria’s work is commissioned by private collectors but in addition to this she also works with corporations and councils to produce public art pieces across the country. A recent project saw Victoria working in the beautiful village of North Mundham in West Sussex, where she was commissioned by Stonewater Ltd to create a Willow feature for a new housing development in the village.
Victoria visited the local school to run a willow workshop and discussed her ideas for the new sculptures that would be located in the green spaces within the development; just over the lane from the school.
The selected design was based on the county flower of Sussex named ‘ The a Pride of Sussex’ these Clover type wild flowers grow on the chalky grassland of the Sussex Downs. Victoria created a strong steel armature onto which she wove the willow grown on levels in Somerset.
Public art willow sculptures at Stoney Meadow, North Mundham, near Chichester, West Sussex commissioned by Stonewater affordable housing developers.
Pride of Sussex Round Head Rampion Willow Sculptures at Stoney Meadows, North Mundham, Chichester, West Sussex.
Willow artist Vik Westaway shows her Public Art pieces at the opening of Stoney Meadows housing development in North Mundham near Chichester, West Sussex.
Public art willow sculptures depicting the Pride of Sussex Round Head Rampions installed near Chichester, West Sussex.
New housing development public art titled Pride of Sussex. A housing development public art commission by Stonewater Ltd, Southampton.
Wire sculpture armatures in willow artist Vik Westaways Devon Studio ready to create the round head rampion willow sculpture heading for West Sussex.
Public art willow sculptures reach for the skies near Chichester, West Sussex,
Stonewater were a great company to work with as they are great ambassadors for public art and include it in many of their developments. The public art gives the new schemes a sense of place and celebrate the diversity of the landscape.
The sculptures were installed by Victoria and the building team and were unveiled at the housing launch in mid July. Victoria was delighted to discuss the project and the concept behind the design to the councillors of North Mundham who chose willow as their preferred medium for the public artwork.