Inner Light III
200 x 78 x 45 cm on 145 x 120 x 5 cm base
Penthelicon marble and argon gas light.
Commissioned by St. Thomas’ and Guy’s Hospital Charitable Trust for the Maternity Ward of St. Thomas’ Hospital, London.
During the day a thin line of blue light pierces the white marble. As dusk falls, the blue inner light gradually suffuses the whole sculpture and the clean geometry of its form is softened by the liquid patterns in the grain of the marble.
The inner space of the sculpture gains vitality as the outer lineaments of form dissolve with the approach of night. The central concept is of light held within matter.