December 15, 2011, 12:08 pm

Ian McChesney has amazingly combined forks into a complex whole creating a woven sculpture. The metallic shiny pattern reminiscent of fish scales hovers above a pedestrianised alleyway forming an oversized fish. When viewed from different angles one feels as if thousands of tiny fish are quickly swimming past him.

‘Swimmy’ by Ian McChesney
‘Swimmy’ by Ian McChesney
‘Swimmy’ by Ian McChesney
‘Swimmy’ by Ian McChesney
‘Swimmy’ by Ian McChesney
‘Swimmy’ by Ian McChesney
‘Swimmy’ by Ian McChesney
‘Swimmy’ by Ian McChesney
‘Swimmy’ by Ian McChesney
‘Swimmy’ by Ian McChesney
‘Swimmy’ by Ian McChesney in London, UK. Photography by Peter Cook.
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This is a sculpture placed over the entrance to Heddon Street in Central London. With the large number of restaurants in the street the landowner wanted a marker to signify it as the food quarter of Regent Street. The structure comprises over 1000 forks arranged in the shape of an abstracted fish. The structure is supported by arrays of very fine cables, almost invisible from ground level they give the impression of the form floating over the street. The piece is inspired by the classic children’s book Swimmy written in 1963 by Leo Lionni.

ARCHITECT: Ian McChesney, London, UK. CLIENT: The Crown Estate. LOCATION: Heddon Street, London, UK. DATE: 2010. No part of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of Morfae and the copyright owner.
‘Swimmy’ by Ian McChesney
‘Swimmy’ by Ian McChesney in London, UK

The structure comprises over 1000 forks arranged in the shape of an abstracted fish.

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