The Atmospheric Tide

Recently I was awarded as one of recipients of the Broomhill 2015 Sculpture Award. This is a very exciting opportunity as it allows me to explore how public sculptures can take their form from their site. With this piece though, I decided that it wouldn't be the form that was shaped by the site (see The Air Above for that!), but instead coloured and shaded by the enviornment.

Using rectangular steel panels coated in a white-to-blue thermochromic paint, the piece will create natural gradients as the temperature changes throughout the day (and with shadows, breezes, etc...). More information is available at my blog at Broomhill's Website, but what follows are a few images of it in process.

 

Proposal for The Atmospheric Tide, a sculpture which gets it's name from the process of temperature changes within the air as a result of air movement.

Proposal for The Atmospheric Tide, a sculpture which gets it's name from the process of temperature changes within the air as a result of air movement.