10 New Burlington Street Artwork – Shimmy

At the recently completed 10 New Burlington Street Alison Wilding has just completed the installation of a stunning commission titled ‘Shimmy’.

Shimmy is fabricated from 400 individual strips of mirror-polished stainless steel and contains 28 coloured acrylic spheres caught in the uppermost layers of the sculpture.  Alison talking about the commission has said:

My immediate response to the building plans was that the artwork needed to ‘dance’ in its allotted space.  I want the work to have a sense of the organic, extending into a space but simultaneously reabsorbed into it”.

Alison Wilding is a Royal Academician and one of the foremost British sculptors of her generation, known for her consistently inventive and intuitive approach to form and materials.  A major solo exhibition of her work was held in Tate Britain’s Duveen Galleries in early 2014.

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