It’s kind of hidden, being located underneath a staircase towards the back of the main foyer. I snapped a few photos of it when I was there last Friday evening for an event, figuring it would make a good addition to the Lost Artefacts series.
But now I come to find out that there’s another version of the sculpture at Columbia University in New York, also installed in 1967!
What the hell, Britain?! You couldn’t even give us an original piece of artwork?!
Still, I do like this piece – and I can sort of tell you why, but there’s no way you’re gonna be able to empathize.
When I was a kid, Moncton airport was tiny. There were literally two gates, and only one waiting lounge. It was nothing. Exasperatingly (but also appropriately) there was really nothing to do for a kid when we would go there to pick up a visitor. At one point, the airport authority installed a stone sculpture that was very similar in shape and size to this bronze one by Moore. Sure, it wasn’t a video game, but it did offer SOME level of stimulation for a young mind. It was something we were allowed to touch, and I remember the coolness and the smoothness of the stone. It’s amazing what the mind remembers.
Three-Way Piece: Points reminds me of that sculpture. It’s that simple. I wish I could find a photo of the airport sculpture, but Google Images isn’t cooperating.