Simon Hitchens was commissioned to make a work which celebrated the opening of The Leys School's new performing arts centre, Great Hall.
The Work is inspired by the scientific concept of transition point - a moment in time when an entity changes from one state to another - and reference the school’s pupils transition physically from class to class, place to place, and their transition from childhood to adulthood. It can also be viewed in terms of opposites: male/female, body/soul, nature/man-made, scientific/art etc.
Standing at two meters tall and a metre wide, the sculpture comprises two elements; the first, a rough quarried half boulder of Indian black granite with a flat polished face, and the other, a stainless steel cast of the other half of the rough quarried boulder, with a mirror polished flat stainless steel face. The mirrored faces reflecting those who stand between the two halves.
Photograph: 'Transition Point' by Simon Hitchens. Courtesy of the artist.