Elements was developed with the aim of improving the main gateway to the town of Skelmersdale bringing together industry and the local community. It involved the creation of site-specific artworks for three roundabouts. Three established, regionally and national renowned artists were selected by a community panel to assist in the regeneration of the area. These artworks were then created in close consultation with the local community.
Schoolchildren, a community panel and local manufacturers were involved in the Elements project.
Bruce Williams’ sculpture represents local people saying the word “Skem”, while Peter Freeman’s Lightcube is a beacon for the area. When residents were asked to vote for the third design, 44 per cent (a notable majority) chose Joss Smith’s Gateway, featuring the Daffodil of the Marie Curie cancer charity.