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Barnacle Trees

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Old Shoreham Road
Town:Shoreham-by-Sea
Parish:Shoreham-by-Sea
Council:Adur District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:BN43
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Outside building
and in:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:Riverside Walk, Ropetackle Development
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:151
Grid reference:H6
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.

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Makers

Name : Steve Geliot
Company/Group :PRC Fewster: Adrian Morton

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General Information

Commissioned by: Adur District Council, Berkley Homes, PRC Fewster;
Commissioned also by: Arts Council England SE, South East England Development Agency (SEEDA);
Construction period:2004-2005
Installation date:2005
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Adur District Council / Berkeley Homes
Object listing:Not listed
Description:Four stainless steel shafts, embedded in wooden bases with branches at the top, illuminated by fibre optics.
Iconographical description:Sculptures, ‘refer to the diverse microscopic flora and fauna of the river.’ Magnified images of ‘barnacles clinging to the pebbles on the river bed’ (Art by the River)

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Classification

Categories:Roadside / Wayside, Free Standing, Composite, Sculptural
Object type1:Sculpture

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Object Parts

Part 1:Shafts
     Material:Stainless steel
     Height (cm):1000
Part 2:Bases
     Material:Wood
Part 3:Tips of 'branches'
     Material:Fibre optics

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:04/01/2008

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History

History:Commissioned by: Adur District Council, Berkley Homes, PRC Fewster; South East England Development Agency (SEEDA); Arts Council England SE (contributed £23,500, added to money assigned by Berkley Homes). The cast concrete contains pea shingle and imported aggregates inc. Italian green marble and Spanish white marble.

'Steve Geliot’s stainless steel sculptures refer to the diverse microscopic flora & fauna of the river. Architectural in scale and illuminated using fibre optics, the shapes are based on magnified images of estuary micro-organisms. ''An underlying theme through a lot of my work is a fascination with the ingenuity of nature, of how it changes and responds. I also like to play games with scale, where something is at once an atom or a planet. I particularly liked the barnacles clinging to the pebbles on the riverbed, and imagined what they would look like 10 metres tall.''
('Sculpture at Ropetackle')


Geliot also lead artist for New England development, Brighton and Arts Coordinator at Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust (sculpture at Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital 2007)

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:http://www.adur.gov.uk/docs/ropetackle/art-by-the-river-ropetackle-a3.pdf
     Type:Archive
     Publisher:Adur District Council

Source 2 :
     Title:http://www.adur.gov.uk/docs/ropetackle/ropetackle.pdf
     Type:Archive
     Publisher:Adur District Council


Further information:
http://www.adur.gov.uk/docs/ropetackle/art-by-the-river-ropetackle-a3.pdf#http://www.adur.gov.uk/docs/ropetackle/art-by-the-river-ropetackle-a3.pdf#
http://www.adur.gov.uk/docs/ropetackle/ropetackle.pdf#http://www.adur.gov.uk/docs/ropetackle/ropetackle.pdf#

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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