marc quinn's large scale infant sculpture unveiled in singapore marc quinn's large scale infant sculpture unveiled in singapore
jan 28, 2013

marc quinn's large scale infant sculpture unveiled in singapore

‘planet’ by marc quinnimage courtesy gardens of the bay

 

 

in 2008, british artist marc quinn created ‘planet’, one of three sculptures which were informed by highly personal, family moments with a permanent installation recently unveiled at singapore’s gardens by the bay. the immense artwork is a seven month old sleeping child fabricated from painted bronze and steel, designed to give the impression of being weightless and suspended in mid-air – despite the fact it weighs seven tons and 10 metres in length, rendering it an engineering feat. the three pieces – ‘planet’, ‘innoscience’ and ‘lucas’ – collectively depict the history of his son in early childhood, including peculiar details – such as a chemically developed formula used in his son’s diet to communicate his violent allergy towards cow’s milk, was incorporated into the polymer clay used in the crafting of ‘innoscience’.

 

 

the immense artwork is a seven month old sleeping child fabricated from painted bronze and steelimage courtesy gardens of the bay

 

 

the three pieces – ‘planet’, ‘innoscience’ and ‘lucas’ – collectively depict the history of his son in early childhoodimage courtesy gardens of the bay

 

 

the permanent installation was recently unveiled at singapore’s gardens of the bayimage courtesy gardens of the bay

 

 

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