Glistening in the sunshine, Neil Wilkin’s captivating glass ‘Dew Drops’ are somewhat of a stopping point along the Sculpture Walk. Capturing fragments of the Garden within each perfectly sculpted drop, Wilkin’s drops are individually formed from incredibly high-quality glass (the same glass used for crystal balls) and the attention to detail follows through into the stems of the pieces. Not content with a simple street rod, each stem is painstakingly crafted to mimic a growing plant - bamboo or similar.
Most at home along the water’s edge - the light reflecting and refracting off the rippling water is mirrored in the droplets of glass. A photographer’s dream - a thousand viewpoints through the cluster.
A flash of colour in Wilkin’s ‘Wild Savannah Flower’ attracts the viewers’ attention from both sides of the pond - glistening amongst the tall trees that line the waters edge. Created from dichroic glass, the fronds change from red, orange and yellow depending on the light.