Ellipsis Eclipses – Danny Lane 2005

Ellipsis Eclipses’ by Danny Lane, is 12 metres high and is reminiscent of the mast of a tall ship. The name is a play on words based on its form, which is derived from the intersection of two circles (or ellipses) like the eclipse of the moon or sun. The title ‘Ellipsis Eclipses’ is a play on words based on its form.

The tower is made up of a plinth of stainless steel on which stands 9m of glass. The glass element comprises six separate stacks held by stainless steel bars around a stainless steel fin. The tower works with the lighting from within the Gate. This plate glass reacts as light falls on the varying surfaces.

Location: The Gate, Newgate St, NE1 5TG