Spin

2015

An oversized steel spinning top, Spin is a site-specific installation, situated at the iconic Ark Building in Hammersmith. Made from polished stainless steel to reflect and highlight its surroundings, the artwork encourage’s the viewer to further engage with building’s bright and dynamic interiors.

Sitting on ancient Neolithic settlements that would have occupied this area of London, the spinning top was one of the oldest recognisable toys found on the building’s site. Acting as a nod to the nautical nature of the building – which mimics the shape of a ship – the gyroscopic form of the spinning top also references a ship’s navigational system.

 


The Facts:

Size:

3 x 2 x 2m

Media:

Stainless Steel

Client:

Helix

Location:

The Ark, Hammersmith