Commissioned by Chapman Taylor, Riding A Wave, stands outside the shopping center in Plymouth, a glass fronted building adding to the movement and ambeint effect of the sculpture. The base of the sculpture is made of 306 polished stainless steel and the figure is lacquered aluminium. The base extrudes away from the surounding building as the figure holds on as tho they are riding the wave.
"This piece responds to the architecture as if coming out of the corner of the glass building. The figure is riding a wave as if riding the top of the sculpture and is reflected in the surrounding glass. The sculpture is in Plymouth with its nautical history, and is opposite Plymouth University where you can study surfing. I wanted to give this piece a direct reference to the sea but more importantly a dynamics a sense of defying gravity, which gives the viewer a sense of possibility, potential of achievement, and therefore a lift." Lucy Glendinning