richard thornton sculpture

Bradford (In Balance)

Commissioned by the University of Bradford through Public Arts Wakefield, the sculpture and associated signage mark the main entrance to the University and form the back-drop to many graduation photographs.

The etched images reflect the different areas of study that are dominant at Bradford and were suggested by staff and students. Given the 24 hour nature of the site, robust construction and lighting are important elements of the piece. The reflective qualities of the polished surfaces were designed to work with the lighting and extend the visual interest of the sculpture.

In stainless steel and bronze with a 4.5 metre diameter.