Oxford Swallows
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3/22/2012
Mixed Media
500 x 3500 x 3000 mm
220 kg
Edition size : 1
Catalogue no. : SC193MM

A contemporary art installation

The progression of colour in the piece simulates the directional movement of the flock of birds and this feeling of movement is what makes the piece so successful. Where different coloured swallows overlap, the result is a mixture of new tones. Some of the plexiglass used is more transparent than others and some have a frosted finish. This variation in transparency throughout the range of colours also create different effects of depth within the piece. 

The “Oxford swallows” installation is constructed from 3mm laser cut plexiglass and stainless steel. The colours used in the installation are the same as that of it’s parent artwork at the Delaire Graff Estate in Stellenbosch with the exception of cream coloured birds. A circular stainless steel framework support modular branches that suspends each bird in its correct position and alignment. The swallow profiles are bolted to the supporting structure by means of a custom made plexiglass attachment that is permanently bonded to the birds’ surfaces. 

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