Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Lap Light Peckover Street Bradford



This eye catching piece of work can be found under the iron canopy at the Merchant House in Pecover St. in the heart of Bradfords Little Germany Quarter.

 

Lap Light was commission for Bradford Council with the assistance of Public Arts. The sculpture symbolises the bringing of the Victorian Warehouse and area into a new regenerated era. The sculpture takes the form of a green metal hemisphere, 5 foot in diameter and pierced with tiny holes which give a shimmering effect in daylight. At night, Lap Light is lit from behind by computer controlled lighting.

Sculptor Charles Quick won the commission in a limited contest.
The sculptor studied at Leeds Polytechnic and was artist in residence at the Henry Moore Centre for the study of Sculpture in Leeds in 1985.

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