Though a static piece the swings movement is suggested by simultaneous 'snapshots' of its position, so that twenty swings are linked in the curve of flight. The principle of simultaneity in sculpture was explored in the 1910s by the Italian Futurist Boccioni, Atherton's work uses the same principles.
Commissioned for the Glasgow Garden Festival of 1988, (1) this sculpture was purchased by Birmingham City Council for £5,000 and resituated in 1990. (2)
|Part of work||Material||Dimensions|
|Whole||Painted steel||2.5m h x 2.5m w|
PMSA recording information
|Road||St. Chad's Circus|
|Precise location||St. Chad's Circus, raised on a mound on a pedestrian area on the roundabout.|
Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.
|Date of design||None|
|Year of unveiling||1988|
|Commissioned by||Birmingham City Council|
|Duty of care||Birmingham City Council|
|Listing status||Not listed|
|At risk?||Not at risk|