Robot Cossey


As an artist I am interested in the relationship between people and the environment. Shapes found in nature inspire me. My work explores the balance between nature and culture.

The particular qualities of each material I use are important to me.

Working with the given qualities of the living material, which have hidden within them the history of belonging to the natural environment.

I specialise in the design and fabrication of site-specific artworks for public spaces. I collaborate with other artists, architects, planners and engineers on projects. Working with individuals, the community, conservation/environmental groups and schools to create sculptures and furniture that enhance parks, school grounds and gardens.

My training background consists of fine art sculpture combined with the discipline of woodcarving.


• Design and build.

• The professional delivery of public and community arts projects in range of diverse media.

• Working within education; including lectures/slide talks, training, and workshops. This has involved      university, schools, youth clubs and community groups.

• Working in partnership with organisations and companies, public and private, including;                       architects, landscape architects, construction engineers, local councils and arts organisations.    

• Experience with consultation, funding and bid writing, project development and project                           management.

• Costing and finance organisation, working to strict budgets, time management and meeting strict        deadlines.

• Publicity; local media including newspapers, radio and television.

• The knowledge and importance of legal requirements such as planning permission, writing health        and safety plans and risk assessments.