Arduis Fidelis: This is not that; this is this

An attempt is made to document and replicate the erstwhile, condemned military flagpole at Millbank. The top portion of the pole was replicated as closely as possible to its actual dimensions (based on low definition photography and simple calculations).

Using the foam models as stencils, two split ring pipe brackets are made, each with a tapered, sharpened downward edge. If fixed at 2-metre intervals up a vertical splint, the rings could determine or terminate the growth of an office foyer Benjamin Tree sapling over the next few decades to ensure an accurate, in-house replacement could be found.

Celotex™ replica flagpole, mild steel, Ficus benjamina, cast iron/jelutong replica finials, printed emails, annotated reconnaissance photographic prints on paper.