Meaning

based upon Meaning commissions are unique artworks that offer a new perspective on bespoke. The works begins with an element that is meaningful to the commissioner. They are works of essence, rich in significance, narrative and provenance.

Many of our Meaning pieces are Locationscapes, others include a more personal narrative, depicting a family or company history.

based upon Locationscapes begin with a location, that is precious to the commissioner or the project, and create a direct response to it. It’s in our nature to create in this way. We like to get into a landscape and to record it: its images, its sounds, its natural textures and the life it plays canvas to. These elements become building blocks back in the studio when they are reinterpreted as casts, etchings and textural marks. The idea is that each mark tells a story – each represents a moment in time, so that even a single scratch within a work is traceable to something significant. Each work is carefully documented so that its significance will be understood generations from now.

They are regarded as legacy pieces because they are intended to be handed down.

A selection of important and favourite images from based upon journeys.

Based Upon were commissioned by a family to create a piece for their home in the mountains high above St Moritz in the Swiss Alps.

An 18m2 solid bronze monolithic artwork for this ultra modern home in the rugged landscape of East Hampton, New York state.

A site specific work for London's newest Grand Hotel, The Corinthia, featuring a panorama of the city spanning 20 miles.

Our first public commission in New York, this treescape, cast from Central Park, in tones of bronze and platinum stands at 6.6 metres x 2.3 metres.

A landmark location based work, this work maps London's Knightsbridge and reflects on the history of ideas this neighbourhood celebrates.

A journey through India and Uganda following in the footsteps of an Indian philanthropist, whose life had taken the same path 100 years earlier.

A unique locationscape layered with personal narrative, a simple portrayal of a Highland river tells a moving story.

We were asked to create a commemorative artwork for a clients 60th birthday. An artwork which celebrated a life and which would also be left as a legacy for future generations of the clients family.