Remains of a Pyramid
The sculpture combines elements of a broken stone pyramid with a bronze portrait of Eleanor McFalane, one of the pupils at the school, who was portrayed in casual wear leaning against one of the stones.
Dhanjal was artist in residence at Hillcrest School from 1988-89 and was subsequently asked to create a sculpture based on his work there. The artists residency cost £6,000, and the sculpture cost £27,000. (1) The sculpture rapidly became a target for graffiti, after the theft of the bronze figure the rest of the sculpture was removed by the council.(2) There are tentative plans to resite the sculpture within the grounds of Hillcrest School.
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