Column and Steps - Andrew Burton 1996

Column and Steps – Andrew Burton 1996

Located in Keelman Square, made from steel, commissioned by the Tyne & Wear Development Corporation, is easy to find, right outside La Tasca’s Restaurant on the Quayside. 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.