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Vanishing Point
Vanishing Point
Vanishing Point
Vanishing Point
Vanishing Point
Vanishing Point
Vanishing Point
Vanishing Point
Vanishing Point
Vanishing Point
Vanishing Point
Vanishing Point
Vanishing Point

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A multi-part sculpture consisting of a steel ring circling the quayside walkway, a seven metre diameter light cross set into the granite floor at the entrance to Beacon Quay, and floor lighting units running along the decking in the walkway. The long and round lighting units mirror the dots and dashes of Morse Code and indicate both the historical D-Day significance of this site and its proximity to the sea. The steel ring is situated between the two D-Day embarkation slipways just below the walkway. The ring is intended as a gateway and the light cross is on the same axis as the steel ring. Together they indicate a direction which heads out to sea, the message hidden in the Morse Code lighting. The site provides an opportunity to look back at the history of the location but also to take in the magnificent view.
Title

Vanishing Point

Medium

stainless steel

Accession number

TQ1_AW_S010

Work type

Sculpture

Owner

Torbay Council

Custodian

Torbay Council

Work status

extant

Access

at all times

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Located at

Town Dock, Beacon Hill, Torquay

TQ1 2RD

On the quayside walkway and at the entrance to Beacon Quay.