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Spring Sixty-Seven by William Pye

Spring Sixty-Seven by William Pye
Accession Code: wu0049
Title: Spring Sixty-Seven
Date completed: 1967
Medium: Sculpture
Location Description: Phase III

William Pye was born in London; he studied at Wimbledon School of Art and the Royal College of Art. He has completed many commissions for public buildings in this country and the USA.

Pye is noted for his use of highly polished steel. In this work he has incorporated a curved sheet of steel which reflects and distorts both the viewer and the sculpture's surroundings. These change as one walks around the piece, adding a further sense of movement to the springing tubular form. There are also some ambiguous negative spaces ingeniously created by the reflections of the tubular forms in the sculpture's base.