New work – Azimuth27th November 2012
Unveiled on the North Bristol Art’s Trail.
This sculpture is an exploration into negative space and three dimensional drawing. It also plays with the material properties of steel in terms of balance and gravity. It is a sculpture resulting from explorations for a commission to create a monumental gateway sculpture near Penzance. The gateway sculpture makes use of the negative space as the pathway through the artwork. It will be installed in the spring and is being fabricated at Penzance dry dock weighing two tonnes.
This sculpture evolved out of some of the preliminary sketches. It is deliberately minimal emphasising the clean lines and form. The steel can be seen to be containing three spheres.
Azimuth is derived from the Arabic السمت as‑samt, meaning “a way, a part, or quarter” and is an angular measurement in a spherical coordinate system.