Ascent 2006 steel

Winner: Sculpture Award 2006 Victoria & Albert Museum

In the Cast Rooms at the V&A is a pulpit with a wonderful spiral staircase made by Giovanni Pisano. The craftsmanship of the construction and the decoration attracted me and I spent quite a while studying it. The hours - months - spent creating it amazed me.

Staircases always have a very clear sense of purpose and, as I thought about Pisano\'s piece, the idea occurred for Ascent. So much effort to reach a destination but how - and when - do you know that it\'s been worth making and that it\'s what you wanted?