Binary Conversation (2012) Joseph Hillier
Site: Newbury Sculpture Trail http://josephhillier.com/ Commissioned by: Newbury Town Council and Sovereign Housing Group One of the heads will be formed from hundreds of circular rings, the other from hundreds of round particles – creating the impression that they have been pixelated. “I am interested in the two heads being formed from two opposite particles, like binary, yet having a strong connection and making sense together. The work will express the complexity mankind has created through the digital world,” the artist added. Joseph’s work is just the latest in a series of public art works in the town, and it will form part of the Newbury Town Trail. “We are very supportive of public art as we believe it makes the town a more interesting and richer place to live. It was a planning condition of Willow Court that there should be a piece of public art here, and we feel strongly that this piece will really enhance the area,” Councillor David Goff, of Newbury Town Council, said.