A new sculpture Rice Bowl by artist Guggi was unveiled at Ballymore’s Embassy Gardens development in Nine Elms, in October. It is inspired by the humble beginnings of the artist and takes the form of the common bowl, a central theme of Guggi’s work which uses everyday objects to evoke an emotional response.
Cast entirely in bronze, Rice Bowl is intended as a symbol of the way we live – both as a vessel of food and water and as representative of the fragility of life itself.
The sculpture is latest in a long line of pieces on display at Embassy Gardens. Florian by British artist Sarah Lucas was unveiled in October 2015; its marrow shape inspired by the development’s proximity to New Covent Garden Market. The development is also home to Modern Marriage by rising British-Japanese artist Simon Fujiwara. The piece comprises a large foot with a ring embedded in the sole. Rod, a steel lightning bolt sculpture by Qasim Ashfaq, can also be viewed at Embassy Gardens.
The sculpture unveiling is part of Ballymore’s commitment to the arts.