Anthony Heywood

The impact of Anthony’s work has been consistent throughout his career, and he has generated regional, national and international coverage because of the nature of his work. It involves using ready-mades natural materials and household detritus. This generates a particular aesthetic which challenges the observer’s perception of beauty. This has created public, press and media interest.

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Peacemonuments Project

‘Take all the weapons to the moon’ 2012 Argoba Sweden, in 2009 I was invited along with 14 other international sculptors to make a monumental work for the city of argoba Sweden  incorporating
war materials, I chose to combine a MIG 21 with a merlin rolls royce engine, bringing the two together represented a philosophical and political juxtaposition referencing the history and political changes of our lifetime, I realised the importance of the river to the city of Arboga whilst I was in residence at the symposium, and wanted to combine my work with the context of  the river which has provided economic and political stability for the region for over a 1000 years.

“I wanted the work to express the vulnerability of life and to remind all levels of community that something so iconic and powerful can also evoke fragility, which is why I chose to site it precariously above the water from a crane”

“The sculpture also offers the audience a curious and monumental image to reconcile in their thinking. I hope that it will stay in the memory of the community and carry a strong response from local, national and international communities.