Marc Cowan

Carbon Copy

Between houses and beside railways, London is scattered with public parks, open to all and rich in biodiversity and activity.

Set in a once-neglected underpass, these bollards act as a sculptural signpost to South London’s secluded Ruskin Park, just a short walk away.

Cast directly from three different species of tree, the name and grid-reference is set into the top of each form, allowing passers by to identify where the original is growing.

Using dead wood salvaged from the park, charcoal was created at a Surrey colliery, ground down and mixed with concrete to produce a variety of grey tones.

Commissioned by Lambeth Council and LJAG, as part of a Sustrans route – Featured in Open House London 2018 and the Crafts Film Festival which toured internationally.