New art work commemorates the February 22 earthquake

01 March 2012

Installed in the foyer of the James Hight Library, Neil Dawson's sculpture commemorates the February 22 earthquake.
Pulse Two by Neil Dawson
Pulse Two is a sculptural work by Neil Dawson which responds to the abstracted patterns so familiar to Cantabrians – GeoNet’s maps, showing locations and magnitudes. The work is constructed from convex opaque, acrylic, printed with colours and shapes that reflect back onto the wall behind. Dawson is well known for his Chalice, the large sculpture in Cathedral Square which in recent times has become a symbol of healing, standing proud beside the toppled cathedral spire.

Artist: Neil Dawson, b. 1948
Title of work: Pulse Two
Date of work: 2011
Accession#: UC/APC/1216
Collection: Art Purchases Committee Sub Collection
Media: Screen printed acrylic. edition 3/6
Brief description: The forms are abstractions of GeoNet’s maps, showing earthquake locations and magnitudes.
Dimensions: 800 mm diameter

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