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Knowledge unveiling at Upper Riccarton Library

Media Release 15 June 2006

Knowledge unveiling at Upper Riccarton Library

Knowledge, one of the first contemporary public art works by Christchurch artist Phil Price, will be unveiled at Upper Riccarton Community and School Library tomorrow (Friday, June 16) at 10am.

A departure from Price’s recent kinetic works, Knowledge is an abstract form of off-centred or cantilevered disks that resembles a stack of books that look as if they are about to topple over.

Price says the random position of the pieces has a latent kinetic feel, and provides a balance to the perfectly linear architecture of the Upper Riccarton Library.

Knowledge will be installed at the entrance to the library and Price expects it will become an object around which people will gather and sit.

“What people want to take from Knowledge is that it is a sculptural form they have not seen before and that they like it. It is not a lot deeper than that. The form does give a feeling of a sense of growth.”

Knowledge stands 3.2 metres high, sitting on a Timaru Bluestone plinth. The actual work is made from a white composite-mix concrete that will reflect and interact with light.


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