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Glorious Beauty
Glorious Beauty
Glorious Beauty
Glorious Beauty
Glorious Beauty
Glorious Beauty
Glorious Beauty
Glorious Beauty
Glorious Beauty
Glorious Beauty
Glorious Beauty
Glorious Beauty
Glorious Beauty

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'Glorious Beauty' is a playful arrangement of natural forms in an urban environment. A man-made celebration of nature's beauty that echoes a piece of the natural world and represents innovation, technology and a fast-changing world. The solidity of a large glacial boulder sitting in the urban world has a reassuring permanence to it. Seemingly weightless, balanced on the top of the boulder is a mirrored copy of its form in stainless steel. Simon digitally scanned the boulder and flipped its form to create a mirror image which reflects the size and intricate detail of the original. Standing almost as tall as a double-decker bus, its presence is captivating. The surface of 'Glorious Beauty' gives the impression of an endless state of flux, due to the ever-changing distorted reflections in it as people pass by.


Glorious Beauty




garnet amphibolite & stainless steel


H 372 x W 140 x D 90 cm

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Acquisition method

commissioned by St Edward Homes

Work type



St Edward Homes (Berkeley Homes)


St Edward Homes (Berkeley Homes)

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Unveiling date

22nd September 2014


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