In 2015, Bennetts Funeral Directors asked Thrussells to design a new artwork for their business, this new artwork would be mounted on the side of their offices in Billericay high street, Essex for the benefit of the town and as a gift to the local community. The sculpture evolved into a tree design which incorporated relief images of the town’s history.
Following a long town planning permission process the artwork was given the go ahead at beginning of 2017.
The artwork was made in spring 2017 and installed September 2017. Standing 4.5 m high and is made entirely of hot dipped galvanised steel. The artwork has been made for public display with a durable structure design.
Images © Thomas Thrussell