I made the first version of this ‘life size’ sculpture in corten steel in 2017 because I wanted to see it in an outside space. I showed it in May that year at Stody Lodge in Norfolk which was the start of a lovely connection with someone who had recently lost their partner.
‘Buying a sculpture was not on my mind in any way when I visited Stody Park early in the summer of 2017 but I was completely entranced by the calmness, sadness and thoughtfulness of ‘Many Become One’. I am profoundly touched by it every day. Even the most cynical of visitors all express a deep fascination for it. To have produced an object in such a hard and severe material as Corten steel that glows with feeling and emotion is quite remarkable and shows the unique skill that Tom has.’