'Ground/Water - a sculptural installation interpreting historical flood data and geological data through material'
Ground/Water is a sculpture project that aims to interpret data relating to historical flood events and the geology of the city of Bath.
Historic flood levels are recorded on the stonework in several locations in the city; under the Widcombe footbridge, Grove Street, and at the end of Norfolk Buildings by the river. Ross is combining this with data from the British Geological Survey to produce a series of ‘borehole’ sculptures that will present the strata of material and water in the same order and proportion as they are found naturally.
Ross is a designer, a maker and artist. Most of his work is three dimensional; furniture, sculpture and installations. He works with various materials and uses hand-craft techniques as well as digital technologies in his work. He seeks to produce work that is well crafted and honest, yet has a little bit of magic. All materials used by Ross have been carefully considered. He is drawn to projects that use their materiality to communicate, either through their origins or through the surfaces, patinas and textures they can present.
You can find out more about his work at www.rossbennettstudio.co.uk