Passage

Michael Francis Cartwright

1999-2000

5 x 3 x 1.5 meters

bronze, granite and concrete

 

Passage is a sculpture commissioned by the Singapore Government for the new Expo building in 1998. It stands 5 metres tall including its base and is situated in the gardens of the VIP entrance.

This sculpture represents man’s journey as he passes over the oceans of life. Below him in the great hidden depths are the excessive ‘catches’ we make on our way. The boat passing overhead is cast in bronze and rest on two heavily textured, rippling, granite pillars, (the ocean depths), in their internal negative space is the outline of the massive catch, fish or whale. The granite pillars are pinned to a concrete plinth.

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