This is an editioned sculpture by one of the world’s most creative Letterwork Sculptors and will look magnificent in a lawn or bed.  The lettering has been designed by Annet Stirling and cut out of the Corten Steel by laser.  The sculpture is very sturdy (5 cm thick) and has a pointed bottom edge for easy insertion into the ground.  The steel has been weathered for you to create an even layer of rust, giving it a most beautiful textured surface that will continue to weather and last for many years.  Please note that this sculpture is wider than the others in the series.

“And pluck till time and times are done, the silver apples of the moon, the golden apples of the sun”

W.B. Yeats


Additional information


Corten Steel



Original / Edition

An Edition of 100


150 x 35 x 5 cm


Annet Stirling is a sculptor, specialising in letters, words and text.  Since the late 1980’s, she has undertaken many public and private commissions in the United Kingdom and Europe, working extensively with Ian Hamilton Finlay and exploring the boundaries of legibility and abstraction in letterform.  Her work can be seen around London in Westminster Abbey, St Martins in the Fields, Royal Festival Hall, Royal Opera House, National Gallery, House of Commons. Like most letter-cutters, Annet was trained in the drawing of specific classical Roman alphabets for carving, yet her work has moved in new and more modern directions, influenced by the physical aspects of mark making using tools on raw stone. More recently the use of laser-cut Corten steel has been explored to produce editioned works.

Annet trained as a graphic designer in the Netherlands before studying lettering at the City and Guilds of London Art School with Berthold Wolpe, and then finishing her education as an apprentice with Richard Kindersley.  In 1988 she formed Incisive Letterwork with Brenda Berman, focusing on large-scale architectural inscriptions and ‘word sculpture’.  She travelled throughout Italy on a Churchill Fellowship studying Roman and Renaissance inscriptions.  She also has a particular love of a quarry in Dorset where she has spent a considerable amount of time over the years.

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