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Penelope
Penelope
Penelope
Penelope
Penelope
Penelope

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A large, abstract array of different coloured spheres at the end of poles twisting at different heights and directions. In Homer's 'Odyssey' Penelope was Ulysses' wife. Penelope faithfully awaited her husband's return from the Trojan War. She put off numerous suitors by saying she had to finish weaving a robe, unravelling her day's work each night to maintain her fidelity. The stalks are references to both Penelope's weaving and to the local history of ropemaking. The artwork was created for Liverpool's 2002 Biennial.
Title

Penelope

Date

2002

Medium

metal

Accession number

L1_MH_S283

Acquisition method

commissioned by the Liverpool Rope Walks Partnership, for the Liverpool Biennial, 2002

Work type

Sculpture

Owner

Liverpool Biennial

Work status

extant

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at all times

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Located at

Gradwell Street, Liverpool

L1 4BY

Located at Wolstenholme Square, Ropewalks; commands the open space in the centre of the square.