Duel/Dual at Hampton Court Flower Show 2013

Do we fight because we are different or because we are the same?

Duel/Dual is a conceptual art installation concerned with human nature. Why do we fight? Is it because of our differences, or is it more to do with us all being descended from the same aggressive, tribal animal?

The two barrows are pacing away from each other as if fighting a duel. They are both barrows and thus dual in nature, but one is black and one is white. Although this colour difference is only skin deep, it may be enough to warrant fighting a duel – or perhaps not! It should be noted that the white barrow is turning to fire first …