Glass Towers

Glass Towers

Date: 19th November 1997
Dimensions(m) 1.0, 2.5, 2.5

A sculptural installation of champagne glasses overflowing in a cascade of redistributed champagne

Stylistically based on the classic 1920’s champagne glass pyramid and housed within a Chairman of the Board’s mahogany desk, Glass Towers sought to examine the decadence of an era embraced by Britain in the 80s.

Beneath the opulent facade, a U-bend and model aircraft fuel pump redistributed liquid through the sculpture. Far from thirst-quenching, the fluids became turgid and discoloured, exposing the working mechanics housed below as the unglamourous components necessarily needed to ensure the smooth running of a seductive artifice.


Champagne glasses, Chairman’s desk & model aircraft fuel pump

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