Appearing out of the greenery, Wildebeest reveals itself. More commonplace wandering the plains of the African Savannah than a wooded copse in rural England, this statuesque beast with its curved ox-like horns and bearded chin evokes a sense of maturity, of wisdom. In this instance what has been realised is not a precise replica of what one might see on a safari, but a form that is constructed from seeming industrial components in an equally industrial material, giving the creature an armoured appearance - perhaps a subliminal commentary on the urbanisation of the wildebeest's native Africa.The suggestion of retrospect is not only a facet of the Wildebeest's face but also in the way that its body expresses itself. The head openly looks back, whilst the rest seeks to go forwards, its long neck curving to enable it to see where it had once been, broadening the space within it resides through its gaze. This migratory mammal instigates a literal and philosophical tension; wanting to move forwards yet simultaneously evaluating the past.