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Climber

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Spitalfield Lane
Town:Chichester
Parish:Chichester
Council:Chichester District Council
County:West Sussex
Postcode:PO19 6SE
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Object setting:Inside building
Access is:Public
Location note:St. Richard's Hospital, in the Grandstand Courtyard
In the AZ book:West Sussex
Page:140
Grid reference:D5
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 : Louiz Kirkebjerg Nielsen

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General Information

Commissioned by: KPMG and later donated to the Hospital
Work is:Extant
Object listing:Not listed
Description:An abstract sculpture that stands on three legs. The whole structure is constructed of conjoined rectangles and circles. All of the rectangles are painted a cobalt blue with red and orange discs at the ends of each of the arms.
Iconographical description:“The inspiration for the sculpture came as I was thinking of the theme of a tropical garden and the idea of growth and movement in plants and trees. As each natural plant has its own unique structure by which it moves, grows, climbs and shoots in different directions…I wanted to create a feel of rhythmic movement, which relates to the human body and how we move and bend our hands, arms and legs. Without representing a person or a plant directly. I felt that there are certain visual features, which correspond to the idea of life and living beings. Thus the personified title ‘Climber’…Depending on where you place yourself in relation to the sculpture, it will change visually and leave you with a different impression of it…The bright colours I used are significant, in that they act as signs, which invite and attract attention (like tropical plants do). They also act like warning signs, and in this way increase one’s awareness of the space”. (Louiz Kirkebjerg Nielsen)

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Classification

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

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Object Parts

Part 1:Sculpture
     Material:Painted steel
     Height (cm):430
     Width (cm):330
     Depth (cm):330

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:28/07/2008

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History

History:Louiz Nielsen was the winner of KPMG’s art competition for new artists who commissioned and donated the ‘Climber’.

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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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