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Flying Spiral

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Hawth Avenue
Town:Crawley
Parish:Crawley
Council:Crawley Borough Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:RH10
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:On the Hawth roundabout opposite Weald Drive.
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:11
Grid reference:J7
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 : Ray Smith
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Commissioned by: Crawley Borough Council
Construction period:2001
Installation date:2001
Unveiling date:2001
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Crawley Borough Council
Object listing:Not listed
Description:Faces south west and north east in the middle of a grassed, planted roaundabout. A large red and rusted steel spiral ending with a flying figure.
Iconographical description:The artists' vision is expressed in the following description:- ''.. there are three broad elements to the work. They are a (Celtic) spiral, a human figure with arms outstretched and by association, the ideal of a plane taking off. The link between the figure and the idea of the plane calls to mind the playground games where children run around with outstretched arms. The resulting form lends itself to a number of possible interpretations''. (Crawley Borough Council website)

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Classification

Categories:Roadside / Wayside, Free Standing, Abstract, Sculptural
Object type1:Sculpture
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Sculpture
     Material:Corten steel (self-weathering)
     Height (cm):500
     Width (cm):300
     Depth (cm):25

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Corrosion, deterioration
     More details:Rusted all over piece (self-weathering).
Date of on-site inspection:26/02/2008

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History

History:The first artwork on Crawley's 'Art on Roundabouts' scheme.

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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