Location: Fareham town centre
Chris designed Still Moves as part of the Henry Cort Millennium Project (1999/2000) - an international competition to find eleven sculptors to produce pieces of work for the redevelopment of Fareham town centre.
The project brief was based around the market place and Henry Cort who developed the mass production of iron.
The design shows the metamorphosis of the iron ore in the stone to a finished usable product, the chain. The links of the chain also represent the importance of the market place in the community. Only traditional forging and fixing techniques were allowed.
The base is slate from the Lake District. It contains iron ore deposits that leave the red staining on the surface. The stone weighs 6 tons and stands 3.5m high.
The iron sections were forged and formed hot. All the joints are hot punched and riveted, no welding was allowed. The larger section is 80mm diameter which tapers to 40mm.
Chris and his team have worked with us on a number of projects in the Lake District National Park. His design and high quality work will leave a long lasting legacy in the Lake District. We have an excellent working relationship and find Chris and his team friendly, efficient and open to our ideas and suggestions.
We have worked with Chris and his team for many years now and they have completed some of our most complicated sculpture projects, with the utmost professionalism and care. Our relationship with CB Arts is more than client/supplier, we see Chris and his team as our partners who we trust. Chris Brammall is an artist in his own right and it is this element that makes his manufacture offer special to us, he understands form, scale, aesthetics and how materials will work in the public realm and this is invaluable.
We are so delighted with our two major pieces of work from Chris - a Spitfire Sculpture and our staircase. Chris listened to our requirements and gave us designs which exceeded our expectations. The Spitfire is the first thing you see on arrival at DCS Group and it is simply awesome. Then in reception visitors experience his amazing staircase as they make their way to our meeting rooms. All in all - he has created superb work and we are delighted. We would definitely use Chris again.
We are so pleased with the metalwork installations CB Arts have created and installed at Whitby, the house looks absolutely wonderful, as do the barriers. The installation team were great and everything went smoothly. It has been a pleasure to work with Chris and the team.