Jubilee Oracle, Sculpture, The Queen's Walk
Cut into the north face of the plinth and coloured gold: JUBILEE ORACLE / BY ALEXANDER 1980 / [space] / MANKIND IS CAPABLE OF AN AWARENESS / THAT IS OUTSIDE THE RANGE OF EVERYDAY LIFE. / MY MONUMENTAL SCULPTURES ARE CREATED / TO COMMUNICATE WITH THAT AWARENESS / IN A WAY SIMILAR TO CLASSICAL MUSIC. / JUST AS MOST SYMPHONIES ARE NOT INTENDED / TO BE DESCRIPTIVE SO THESE WORKS DO NOT / REPRESENT FIGURES OR OBJECTS. / [then, below, aligned to the right:] / ALEXANDER
Related works : As well as having casts several versions of the present sculpture, called simply Oracle, Alexander produced another, much larger sculpture at the same time, The Great Tower at Rutland Water, which has an identical inscription.
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