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


‘planet’ by marc quinn
image 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 steel
image courtesy gardens of the bay

 

 


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

 

 


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

 

 

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