seed pod shape can also be read as male and female forms entwined,
surrounded by sculpted trees. The sculpture has been cast in aluminium
and stands 1.2 m high. The textured inside surface has a decorative
copper leaf finish, which is highly reflective, appearing almost to
glow, both during the day and by night, when it is internally lit with
an 'integrated luminaire'. It sits in Campbell Square, one of the many
irregular shaped piazzas within the Rope Walks area which are
nevertheless called squares. This square is a relatively tranquil
sanctuary from the nearby clamour of Duke Street and the Liverpool 1
development. It is given occasional life by office workers taking lunch
on the 'gull' seats and at night by diners at The Bridewell restaurant.
Broadbent has many pieces on show in Liverpool and the North, this is
the first of two works by the artist in this walk. For more of his work
you can visit the artist's site.
Alan Maycock © 2008
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