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Shoreline

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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, hanging from the ceiling of the Reception Area of the Chichester Treatment Centre
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 : Jan Blake
     Role:Sculptor

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General Information

Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:St. Richard's Hospital, Chichester
Object listing:Not listed
Description:A hanging sculpture above the atrium of a waiting area. Approximately 8 metres of painted silk organza hangs in loops from a series of slatted wooden frames resembling beach decking. The whole structure is suggesting of the sea on the shoreline.
Iconographical description:'My work has developed from flat hand painted silk hangings to dynamic sculptural structures influenced by my designs for theatre productions; in particular dance and phyisical theatre. These structures, stretched with painted silk organza, transform spaces both public and domestic in scale. They have the effect of theatre transformation cloths i.e. images appear and disappear as the available light changes giving a continually changing picture according to viewpoint. The space and its use becomes the 'script' from which the ideas evolve. A sense of movement, colour and light are strong features of my work. Thematically I am intrigued by the use of mythology and metaphor in our lives particularly related to the natural world. The contrast between the properties of silk and metal is an ongoing exploration.' (http://web.ukonline.co.uk/janblake99/jan_blake.htm)

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Classification

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

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Object Parts

Part 1:Sculpture
     Material:Painted silk organza, wood and steel tension wire
     Width (cm):570
     Depth (cm):120

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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:At the time of the survey, the existing and damaged painted silk was about to be replaced with a new piece completed by the artist at the time of the original commission.
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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