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Silver totem-sculpture  for the airport Stansted, London


Acrobatic totem sculpture, dimensions 180 x 45 x 20 cm
SAS Radisson Hotel
London Stansted, UK

SAS Radisson Hotel, Stansted Airport, UK
Waltham Close, Stansted, CM24 1PP

Hotel commission for reception area: Steel-mesh sculpture of two acrobatic figures, suspended within in a glass case.
The artwork can be viewed from both sides which reveals the multi-facetted nature of the piece and of the medium. The fibre optic lighting highlights the form of the sculpture giving it an ethereal appearance. The piece fits perfectly with the hotel’s different and refreshing approach to accommodating the public.
Hotel Radisson is already known for its outstanding luxury and customer service. The hotel has the first wine tower in Europe, which is 13 metres tall and houses 4,000 bottles of wine. It is an impressive centrepiece adorning the 19 metre tall atrium which in itself is something of a masterpiece, completely open plan and with hotel rooms looking out upon the various restaurants and cafes, it creates a particular ambience in which to relax and enjoy the hotel.
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St. Mary, Wherwell Chilbolton
Millennium Dome, London
Manangel, Birmingham
The Jam House, Edinburgh
Shrine of Walsingham, Norfolk
Wimbledon Centre Court Building
‘Figure & Fountain‘ Southwark, London

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8 Northumberland, London
British Consulate-General Shanghai
British Embassy Khartoum, Sudan
Buddha-Bar London
Cannons City Gym
Christian Dior, Paris
Eric and Jean Cass Collection
Coloplast Ltd., London
Conning Asset Management, London
Christian Dior Couture, Paris
Hanover Grange Jamaica
Heron Corporation
Hyatt Hotel Group
Johnson & Johnson
Jumeirah Hotel Group
Le Royal Meridien Hotel Group
Mein Schiff Cruise Lines
Mews of Mayfair, London
Radisson Edwardian Hotel Group
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
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Natural History Museum, London
International Slavery Museum, Liverpool
Galleria Nazionali de Arte Moderna, Rome
Museum Beelden an Zee, The Netherlands
Court of Justice, Almelo, The Netherlands
National Gallery Canberra, Australia
Nickel Arts Museum, Calgary, USA
My sculptures have no palpable substance or surface. At first glance they appear to be a metallic membrane but when you take a closer look they are not even a skin - they are instead a delineation of surface and form, modelled and drawn in three-dimensional space.
David Begbie