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A monolithic sculpture consisting of a complex interplay of forms and an engagement with technology and science fiction. A half-section cylinder base supporting a concave-convex vertical screen. The highly polished surface picks up and reflects the surroundings, distorting light and images.

In contrast to earlier work, here Paolozzi pays respect to the extreme finish of sculpture from modernist times, eliminating traces of manufacture and notions of craftsmanship. In fact, the sculpture was produced by Juby Engineering in Ipswich for Paolozzi in 1967. At the time the work was made, Paolozzi was teaching in the Ceramics Department in the Royal College of Art and using a model-making technique, ...

Born: 1967
Chrome-plated steel
1463.0mm
50814
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Sainsbury Centre
Permanent collection