What does The Jurors represent?

The Jurors at Runnymede, Surrey

Twelve intricately worked bronze chairs stand together on this ancient meadow. Each chair incorporates symbols and imagery representing concepts of law and key moments in the struggle for freedom, rule of law and equal rights. The Jurors is not a memorial, but rather an artwork that aims to examine the changing and ongoing significance and influences of Magna Carta.

The chairs appear to be awaiting a gathering: an open invitation from the audience to sit and take a moment to reflect on the issues and histories depicted. 

Each chair, front and back, has a main image embellished with flowers, keys and other symbols. To complete the work the artist has coloured and polished some areas, as well as adding slashes and gouges to the surfaces. The result is a rich layering of imagery, marks and textures waiting to be explored. 

Below you will find descriptions and explanations of each chair. Chair one is the chair at the head of the set, closest to the Runnymede car park and tea room. If you were to sit on chair one you would see chair two to your left and chair twelve to your right.