West Park Garden Village
Artwork in the residential area takes the form of naming the streets and placing short verses on each street-sign. Each area has a separate theme relating to the industrial and agricultural history of Darlington and the surrounding area. You will find this division into three elements wherever you go in West Park, from the central park itself with the three Trinity Stones to the village centre with its three motifs based on the trees planted nearby.
The text on each street-sign is designed to be read many times, whether glanced at in passing, or reflected upon during a stroll around the houses. So it may be read by itself, or in relation to neighbouring signs, or with regard to the overall themes of the whole area. This reflects how we gradually absorb roadsigns or historical notices – deepening our involvement when we feel receptive, passing them by when we do not.