Justin Tunley – Artist’s biography and work
Justin trained as an Industrial Designer at Teeside Polytechnic and The Royal College of Art, before cutting his teeth working with various professions & trades on external hardworks & special features, often within Public Open Space. Today his principle interest is in the intersections between manufacture, landscape, building & art, often using Computer Aided Design as a tool to this end.
Justin’s artwork for Gyosei – Foundation Stone Commemorative & Plaques for the other artworks
Overlooking the site of The Gyosei International School, this work frames the school’s original foundation stone as it’s focal point and in the future will itself be framed by a large Torii, or Japanese gateway. In the opposite direction it also overlooks The Grand Union Canal, which forms the spine of the Gyosei Art Trail, so has an additional function in mapping the Trail, highlighting the relative positions of other works.
Several layers of stainless steel are digitally hewn into lazer cut fretworks – the first represents the Grand Union Canal. Sitting above it, a second shows surrounding footpaths in stylised form. Nested between them, a smaller photo-etched panel tells the sites story from the elevated vantage point. Simple discs mark the positions of other artworks, and may be added to as the trail evolves.”
Stainless Steel by Twin Engineering, Bletchley
Photo-etching by Pristine Engraving, Bewdley