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 The sinuous, tapering form of this sculpture and its green colouring recall Cypress trees, seen widely in southern Europe, from which the  work gets its sub-title.

This is a model for a 13 ft (4 m) high piece that Chadwick made for the Regatta Restaurant at the Festival of Britain in 1951. There the sculpture rose from a small garden. He had been commissioned by the architects, Jane Drew and Maxwell Fry, who had seen his early sculptures, such as Stabile
with Mobile Elements (shown to the right).

July 2008