In 1978, the artist commented that the five individual coils of Grown in the Field were different sizes to symbolise the various stages of growth of a tree:
"My work is very much nearer nature and has life like a tree or plant. My pieces respond to atmosphere like natural vegetation ... They grow under the sun, breathe open air, swing like trees and vibrate like leaves." Grown in the Field is one of the sculptures included in the University's sculpture trail. A leaflet about the sculpture trail is available from the Mead Gallery.