Murano - Sea Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 50° 43.227 W 001° 50.601
30U E 581647 N 5619376
Quick Description: Murano is a bright and colourful sculpture situated above the Boscombe Pier area. When you get up close you can really appreciate the detail in this piece.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/23/2012 6:17:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMFB5C
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 3

Long Description:
The tentacles seem to wrap around the blue, glass container which stands on a metal platform. Inside the container artwork represents jellyfish. Around the perimeter of the metal stand is a compass rose with scientific diagrams showing the workings of a heart, bird, octopus and fish. A blue whale is depicted which was washed up nearby in 1897 and the modern reef is shown as Europe's first artificial surf reef. The word 'Pier' is defined as "Pier - noun - a structure built on posts extending from land, out over water. Origin - C.1150 AD. Earlier - perh, per, pera. Believed from Latin 'podium.' " A tap represents Boscombe Spring and a dinosaur and ammonite show the Jurassic Coast. Boscombe Gardens is indicated with a directional arrow and a dragonfly and tree.


The plaque reads:

'Murano

The first of seven sculptures located up
Sea Road by Dorset artist A. Kirkby,
linking the seafront with the shopping precinct.

Artworks inpsired by conversation with local
residents and reference to local history, the
environment and the underwater tales of Jules Verne.

This project was grant funded
by Sea Change and completed in 2010.

Bournemouth Borough Council.'
Title: Murano

Artist: A. Kirkby

Media (materials) used: Glass, Metal and other Media

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Boscombe Sea Road

Date of creation or placement: 2010

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