Inner Light Sculpture
Inner Light Sculpture
Inner Light Sculpture
Inner Light Sculpture
Inner Light Sculpture
Inner Light Sculpture
Inner Light Sculpture
Inner Light Sculpture
Inner Light Sculpture
Inner Light Sculpture
Inner Light Sculpture
Inner Light Sculpture

© Liliane Lijn. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2024. Image credit: Bob Cassey / Art UK

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The sculpture consists of two inclined pyramids fabricated in stainless steel and clad with dark violet Welsh slate. The two pyramids stand almost as one with only a 2.5 cm gap between them. There is a continuous line of neon, inset into this space, from the sculpture's base to its apex. The central concept behind the sculpture is that of energy held within matter. Poet and playwright Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was imprisoned in Reading Gaol just across the river from the sculpture's location. Although Liliane Lijn was not specifically commissioned to design a memorial to Wilde, she was asked to relate to the history of Reading, and felt that the great poet imprisoned there was a darkening of the light.

Inner Light Sculpture




Welsh slate, stainless steel & neon

Accession number


Acquisition method

commissioned by Kumagai Gumi (UK) Ltd and Ranelagh Developments for Prudential Assurance

Work type



Prudential Assurance


Prudential Assurance

Work status



by appointment

Access note

on private property for which access permission is required from security at the Prudential Offices


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Located at

121 King's Road, Reading


Sited within the grounds of Prudential's offices on the King's Road on the edge of Blakes Wharf.