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“Trillian”

International sculpture competition in Belfast, Northern Ireland won by Ed Carpenter, 2005.

Unbuilt due to lack of funding.

View bbc.co.uk article on work

“Trillian” rises over Broadway Roundabout, marking the southern entrance to Belfast, offering a symbol of transformation. Its gesture is bold and delicate, engineered and organic, familiar and extraordinary. The delicacy of nature and the strength of human resolve are suggested in graceful lines and robust steel. “Trillian” reaches upward toward the light. Perched and leaning, it suggests life in the balance. This sense of precariousness is only symbolic, however, as myriad armored cables insure great structural integrity and redundancy. At night “Trillian” forms a luminous beacon in the sky, visible for miles. Rainy skies are penetrated by beams of light extending up into the mists, further heightening the presence of the sculpture.

"Trillian"

Gateway sculpture at southern entry to city

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Date: Designed 2005

Dimensions: 45 M high x 42 M wide

Materials: Steel truss structure clad with cellular polycarbonate sheet.


Descriptors: Sculpture, site specific sculpture, gateway sculpture, gateway, gateway monument, monumental gateway, exterior sculpture, art, public art, tension sculpture, tension structure, art lighting, illuminated art, illuminated sculpture, night lighting art, art tower, sculpture tower, art monument, monumental art

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