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Fluke

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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 'Shangrila' 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 : Walter Bailey
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Commissioned by: Donated by Art for St. Richard’s
Construction period:1997
Installation date:1997
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:St. Richard's Hospital, Chichester
Object listing:Not listed
Description:The main piece, carved from a forked branch of an ancient oak that fell in the October 1987 gales, is surrounded by three smaller blocks of wood carved with a scroll motif and a circle of rough hewn rocks. The whole assemblage sits in the centre of concentric circles of small pebbles and slate that depict ripples in water. The central piece represents the tail/fluke of a whale as it dives into the depths of the sea.

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Classification

Categories:Sculptural, Free Standing, Animal
Object type1:Sculpture
Object type2:Landscape
Subject type1:Figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Lanscaped area - ripples
     Material:Fused pebbles and slate
     Width (cm):1060
     Depth (cm):1060
Part 2:The fluke
     Material:Carved oak
     Height (cm):300
     Width (cm):130
     Depth (cm):65

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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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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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