Sculpture

Ascending Sprial

Date

2003

Materials

Kilkenny Limestone and rotating mechanism

Dimensions

Height 4m Width 90cm

Commissioned by

Workspace Grouop Plc

Commissioned by Workspace Management Plc for Quality Court, Chancery Lane, London, this sculpture was carved from a solid block of Kilkenny limestone. A steel rod in the stone is bolted to a bearing system hidden under the floor panels. The piece can be rotated easily by hand.
The client wanted a dynamic sculpture to energise the space. This offered me the opportunity to do a vertical stone mobile. Also I wanted to make the most open spiral form possible. Here stone is pushed to its limits.