Discovery Sculpture

Northampton

Artist: Lucy Glendinning

The Sir Francis Crick sculpture, Discovery, designed by Artist: Lucy Glendinning, was a joint project between artist Lucy Glendinning and m-tec.

As the fabricator of the curved metal sections, m-tec was responsible for working closely with the artist to coordinate the installation of the two stainless steel structures in Northampton town centre. The relation of the two forms alters depending on the viewpoint, drawing the viewer into the wider space at Abington Street and creating a sense of dramatic entrance.

A major task was that of ensuring the life-size figures springing from the 6-metre curved plinths joined the structure seamlessly.

Sculpting Space:
The Sir Francis
Crick Sculpture.

The figures depicted in bold, abandoned postures convey a sense of optimism and passion and reflect the sheer daring of his work.

Artists' Vision:

Discovery is a two-part sculpture designed in tribute to Sir Francis Crick’s reference to the double helix as a balance between two large numbers: the energy of attraction and repulsion.

Discovery Sculpture

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