Zeta Mnemonical - Wind Harp - Swansea - Wales
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita
N 51° 36.810 W 003° 56.532
30U E 434762 N 5718472
Quick Description: Zeta Mnemonical marks the Seagate entrance to Marine walk. Zeta indicates wind direction and has a harmonica sound element within the moving sound tunnels & copper flame at the top of the sculpture.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/15/2012 12:58:14 AM
Waymark Code: WMFPVV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ambrosia
Views: 8

Long Description:
Zeta indicates wind direction, a small copper sculpture incorporating a harmonica whose bass and treble sections face two directions inside copper wind funnels.

"Zeta memorialises a period in time when copper ore was transported by sea from South American ports to Swansea for smelting.
Beaten copper forms an important element of the sculpture.
Zeta is layered copper, limestone, stainless steel and 'Blitzcrete', an amalgam of concrete, stone and brick. The block of limestone is hollowed out to house a small copper sculpture incorporating a harmonica whose bass and treble sections face two directions inside copper wind funnels. The outside faces of this block accommodate a depiction of the 'Zeta' copper ore barque, copper waterfall, copper curtain and, on the east face, pieces of copper slag which was collected on the site of White Rock copper works.

Public Art and Enhancement in Swansea was initiated as a programme in 1984 to humanise and uplife new central area developments, particularly the Maritime Quarter … The policy of using art and craft to improve the quality of life was adopted as a 'percent' blueprint in 1990; this provides site specific artworks as an intrinsic element of major developments. The Enhancement programme has been featured at seminars, international conferences, and in publications on public art; the Maritime Quarter development has received several awards, including Civic Trust Award, R.I.C.S. Inner City Award and Europa Nostra Award."

Source: - Book - Published by Swansea Council:- Public Art in Swansea 1985-1990

Additional Information on The Copper Ore Barques & Swansea copper trade: (visit link)

Artist: Robin Campbell (designer), Martin Williams (sculptor), Andrew Rowe, Theo Grunewald (metal workers)

Location:- Marine Walk, Maratime Quarter, near Marriot Hotel.
Additional Info on the Sculpture: (visit link)
Construction Materials:
Copper, limestone, stainless steel, & 'Blitzcrete'


Construction Date: 1/1/1985

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