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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Philippe Handford (b. 1960)

Designer and environmental artist. He was born in Barrowford, Lancashire, took his foundation course at Burnley College and graduated in 1982 from North Staffordshire Polytechnic. Soon he began designing products for a domestic and industrial market and later specialised in outdoor furniture. He also began working on site-specific projects and installations which relate to the natural environment for public and private spaces in Nelson, the Forest of Bowland and Lytham St Annes, Lancashire. He was the lead artist on the Pendle Witches Sculpture Trail, Aitken Wood, Barley, Pendle, Lancashire, 2010–12, contributing two of his own pieces, Reconnected 1 and Reconnected 2.

Sources include: Philippe Handford, email to the author, 7 March 2016.

Bibliography: D.A. Cross, Public Sculpture of Lancashire and Cumbria, Liverpool, 2017, p. 93; Guardian, 21 August 2012; Philippe Handford website; Kuriositas website, ‘Reconnected – Artist Reunites Illegally Felled Trees with their Stumps’, 3 July 2013.

David A. Cross, 2017