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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Jubilee Oracle, Sculpture, The Queen's Walk

Summary

Type Sculpture

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Inscriptions

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.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Alexander, None Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Sculpture Bronze 98x52x121
Plinth Black marble 96.5x71x62

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
CLLH/52 CL
General condition Good
Surface condition
Structural condition
Vandalism
Road The Queen's Walk
Precise location Between Jubilee Gardens and the River
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design 1980
Year of unveiling None
Unveiling details Monday 19 May 1980, by Bernard Brook-Partridge, Chairman of the GLC
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status Don't know
At risk? No known risk

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