The Sun-Moon Sculpture, manufactured by architectural metalwork specialist m-tec, has taken pride of place outside Gartnavel Royal Hospital in Glasgow.

Designed by Jephson Robb, the stainless steel sculpture stands in the hospital’s gardens and is made up of a two and a half metre convex diameter circle, with two different sides, to represent the contrast between the Sun and the Moon.

It draws its inspiration from the hospital motto ‘Let there be Light Again’ and reflects the experiences and journeys, past and present of those using its mental health services.

One blasted stainless steel side features highly polished dished sections to reflect the shapes and craters of the Moon, and the opposite side is made of a highly reflective, polished mirror to represent the brightness of the Sun.

The skill level required to fabricate this unique sculpture with two contrasts is reflected in the welding of the dished ends, as they were highly engineered to achieve the final result.

This particular project is one of the most recent in a number of high-profile architectural metalwork sculptures manufactured by m-tec, which stand as impressive pieces of public art in gardens, towns and cities across the world.

Working closely with artists and architects, the fabrication experts manufacture a range of innovative public art products such as sculptures, canopies, bridges and bespoke architectural metalwork pieces in-house.

To discuss your upcoming projects, or if you have any bespoke metal fabrication requirements, please feel free to contact us on 01254 773718 or email m-tec@wecl.co.uk.

www.m-tec.uk.com

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