This plaque was commissioned by the National Trust to mark a centenary: the design of the walled garden at Lindisfarne by Gertrude Jekyll.
We considered several images, settling upon this one taken from an affectionate sketch of the lady inspecting a sunflower, by the architect Edwin Lutyens. His pen drawn lines were traced in Illustrator and converted into slate by cutting with the waterjet machine at Sunderland University, which was set into a sandstone roofing slate rescued from renovations at the castle. A challenge was to preserve the detail of the spectacles. The text was cut by hand.