Column and Steps – Andrew Burton (1996)
The piece comprises of a series of curving forms surrounding a tapering column, which has a plain surface. On top of the column is a twisting abstract shape, which is on top of a gear like form. The individual shapes and material seem to allude to the industrial but taken as a whole the work could be read as waves, which are flowing around the column.
Andrew Burton is an artist who works primarily on large-scale sculpture projects for the public realm. He is a Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University. “My sculpture is about many themes. Current work is about the language of the sea, hooks, chains, rudders, strong and elemental forms. Animals and architecture are also important themes.”