From July - September 2010, Fiona worked with volunteers of mixed ages to design and create a site-specific sculpture for permanent display at Carymoor Environmental Trust. Initially instigated by Somerset Art Works via ‘The Company of Voices’ project and inspired by the magic of Carymoor, Fiona led a series of taster and workshop sessions involving groups of intergenerational volunteers. The project provided a platform for a range of people in different age groups to learn new creative skills, discover talents and work together. In addition to making individual pieces, all participants contributed to the design and creation of a large recycled steel and wire sculpture depicting a dragonfly emerging from a nymph cast. The 3 metre piece is suspended over the beautiful pond area in the Carymoor sensory garden. The sculpture helps to educate visitors of all ages about sustainability and the benefits of recycling that are at the heart of Carymoor’s philosophy.
Artwork from the workshops was mounted on display by Fiona at Carymoor’s Open Day as part of Somerset Art Weeks.