Scallop (2003) facts for kids
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|Dimensions||3.7 m (150 in)|
Creation and unveiling
Hambling commissioned local business J. T. Pegg & Sons LTD to create the sculpture. It is made from stainless steel and is 3.7 metres in height and weighs 3.5 tons, appearing as two halves of a seashell. The sculpture features a quote from Benjamin Britten’s opera, Peter Grimes: “I hear those voices that will not be drowned.”
Hambling was not paid for her time working on the sculpture and funded manufacturing costs with her own money and sales of her artwork. Hambling intended the piece to be interacted with, climbed on, sat on, "made love" under, and used as a shelter.
The sculpture was unveiled on Saturday 8 November 2003 by former culture secretary Chris Smith.
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