Quarter-inch steel plates bolted together to form an arch. Originally blue in colour but now more grey.
British Rail commissioned the piece in collaboration with the Welsh Arts Council.
The work represents the engineering processes and structures fundamental to the building of Britain's railway system. Mr. Hood attempted 'to find metal shapes and forms that were related to the environment (and) to fit in with the local architecture, the station roof, nearby bridges and other structures can be related to the piece.
|Part of work||Material||Dimensions|
|Whole work||Welded steel plate and rivets||540cm high approx|
PMSA recording information
|Precise location||In forecourt of Newport Railway Station|
|A-Z ref||52 6E|
Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.
|Date of design||1980-1981|
|Year of unveiling||1981|
|Unveiling details||October 1981|
|Commissioned by||British Rail|
|Duty of care||Newport County Borough Council|
|Listing status||Not listed|
|At risk?||No known risk|