Greenwich Harbour 1st Annual Arts Symposium

Greenwich Harbour Sculpture

Ben Rousseau created the “Wise Old Ake” sculpture for the Greenwich Harbour 1st annual arts symposium. This sculpture was a dedication to a recently lost friend, who has greatly influenced my recent work.

The structure was hand formed using galvanised steel tuning and highlighted with IP rated LEDs. The sculpture is basically a representation of the many cycles of life. Each ring represents a path that starts in birth and ends in death. The light shining around the sculpture is the positivity in these journeys and is a celebration of every individuals life.

The sculpture is currently looking for a home where it can be displayed sitting on water so the reflection of the sculpture is repeated through the surface of the water. Please get in touch if you have a business or residence that can accommodate this piece.


“Operation Blade” Artist suite in collaboration with Jai Drew 2007

Operation Blade is vehicle from the future for exploring frozen dreams in magical imaginations, and was Designed and created by Ben Rousseau and Jai Drew for Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden on the banks of the Torne River

IceHotel Operation Blade

Image by Adrian Nordenbourg

Ice Hotel Operation Blade

Seating area and control desk looking out of the room into the corridor. The control desk is for the guest to control the journey exploring frozen thoughts. Main desk carved from solid block of ice 1m x1m x 2m with 6 laser pods by Chris Levine inside sending laser beams reflecting through th desk to give the impression of mind powered control and organic life form.

Ice Hotel Operation Blade

The experience of the room was to feel as though you were beneath the ice of the Torne river and looking up into the sunlight and seeing the change of colours from blue to aqua and white and everything in between. The effect was created using fibre optics carefully positioned at the joint of each block with cables running up onto the ceiling where we had a colour wheel with a fade of the above colours on a slow cycle.

Ice Hotel Operation Blade

Local reindeer skins provide a sense of luxury and warmth.