Emily Hawes ©

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  1. Referencing the diagrammatic drawings of John Csáky, an environmental designer & member of the planning division at Milton Keynes Development Cooperation, I worked with local residents in Peartree Bridge to produce series of slip-cast and hand-built sculptures. Housed at MK Archive, his drawings include proposals for realised and unrealised public sculptures, with an emphasis on the relationship between public space, natural & artificial ecosystems – including the proposal for Water Organ 1974 & the Loughton Balancing Lakes 1974, also known as the Teardrop Lakes. The clay sculptures were also informed by Moribana arrangements, one of the classic expressions of the ancient Japanese practice of Ikebana, which loosely translates to "keep alive, arrange flowers, living".