Lightening Clock

Lightening Clock

Lightning Clock by Sheffield born Andy Plant. The sculpture, commissioned to form the centrepiece of this popular retail complex, is as much performance as visual art, combining mechanics and engineering, a sense of place and a sense of humour. The clock is 30 feet high, consisting of two beaten copper spheres fixed to a stainless steel column resting on a cast iron base, with a fibre glass weatherman figure. As the hour approaches, all comes to life. The weatherman pulls a lever. The sound of thunder is heard. The face of the North Wind rotates, eyes rolling, and blows out smoke to knock the weatherman off his feet. Gradually, the storm dies down, all is quiet again….until the next hour strikes. The shopping centre is an ideal place to take a break and to have some refreshments.

Lightening Clock
Lightening Clock