Meridian sculpture installed

This sculpture was installed today. Its is 2 tonnes and made from ships plate. It was installed by engineers from Falmouth Ship Yard.  It was a complex design needing precise calculations but fortunately the installation went smoothly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This sculpture can be seen to be a deconstruction of a sphere with the circular arcs forming lines along a sphere.Meridian means an imaginary circle on a plane through a sphere. The name Meridian comes from the Latin and means midday – and the sculpture could be seen to represent the sun. The construction can also loosely can be seen to resemble a megalithic Cornish quoit with the four elements balanced together.

 

Essentially it is an abstract work exploring sculptural form and the interaction of the flanges.  It is constructed from ship plate steel and was fabricated by fabricators from Falmouth Dry Dock.