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Lettering sculptor Gary Breeze takes the letterform and turns it into art. Born in Essex, England in 1966, Gary studied Graphic Design at Norwich School of Art followed by an apprenticeship with the letter-carver and sculptor David Holgate. In 1992 he worked as assistant to Richard Kindersley before setting up his own workshop in London a year later. Today the workshop produces lettering cut into stone and wood for a wide range of applications including private and public commissions and exhibitions. (MORE)

Nine Satellites, Purbeck Pondfreestone and Welsh slate, 2003 (private collection), Diameter: 30cm, Gary Breeze

Designed as a garden ornament and the first in a series of spheres ranging in size from 15cm to over 1.5 metres, this globe is inscribed and painted with the names of nine plants and flowers: Iris, Sunflower, Hydrangea, Rose Mallow, Chrysanthemum, Apricot Blossom, Peach Blossom, Sharon’s Rose and Cherry Tree. These are also the romantic names given to communication satellites by the Japanese and the Koreans.