The eight terraced earthworks in Life Mounds were commissioned by the owners of Jupiter Artland, a country house and parkland outside Edinburgh filled with outdoor contemporary sculpture.
Visitors can walk and circle their way towards sculptures and inscriptions connected by a pathway and encircled by four lakes.
Life Mounds continues Charles Jencks' fascination with nature representing scientific ideas.
From above, the layout presents their early division into membranes and nuclei, a landform celebration of the cell as the basis of life.’
This work has been inspired by the theme of the cell, the basic unit of life and the process through which a cell divides, called 'mitosis'. Miniscule cellular life is made massive here.
The curving concrete seats, in red iron, look like the many organelles inside the units of life.