Commissioned by Middlesbrough Community Pride, Teesside University, Middlesbrough Council and the Middlesbrough Police Commissioner – over is an installation which captures the wonder of a rainbow in a modern sculptural form.

The sculpture realises the iconic multi-coloured arch as a 3 metre high artwork which invites the public to experience an unexpectedly bold incarnation of a typically fleeting natural phenomena.

A symbol of discovery, diversity and shared hopes, over invites us to look beyond the now and bathe in a more colourful reflection of the future where difference is celebrated and discrimination is well and truly over. Realising over confirmed for me that following your dreams is always worth the risk.

Thanks to everyone who made this ambitious project possible – Andrew and his team at MIDS, Therese und child, Mr Ford, our col, Mr Douglas and lady luck who just so happened to shine down on us.