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Tom Hoblyn

Tom Hoblyn Garden Designer

Trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Tom set up a successful garden design company in Suffolk. Last year he won his third consecutive RHS gold medal, this time at Chelsea Flower Show. Work takes him far and wide and he has just returned from India having begun work on a large landscape that forms part of the grounds for a Hindu temple.

  • Date Joined: 10 Mar 2009

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Guardian of the environment AKA Connie

Posted by Tom Hoblyn on 28 Mar 2009 at 06:37 PM

In the garden we are going to have a female sculpture who represents an ideal of humanity/ guardian of the environment. She will be sitting overlooking our wave sculpture; the idea being that she is keeping watch over our tumultuous world ready to cope and adapt to any waves of change. Yesterday, I met the highly talented artist Nikki Taylor who is going to sculpt our figure using copper mesh (www.nikkitaylorsculpture.com). I also met her beautiful model Connie who will be immortalised in the form of sculpture. After much positioning, prodding and pushing limbs around, we found the perfect pose which we liked to call relaxed poised. It's funny though, the sculpture started life as the 'Guardian of the Environment' and then became the 'Ideal of Humanity'. She's now called Connie

Comments

GeorgeK said:

Hi Tom

Sounds great.Looking forward to seeing her.

Did you design the 'Guardian',or who did?

G

on 12 May 2009 at 09:40 PM

Tom Hoblyn said:

Nikki Taylor and I came up with the idea; she's great to work with also

on 15 May 2009 at 10:47 PM