Solid State

Solid State by John Maine

PMSA Record

Extract from the Public Monuments & Sculpture Association:

A carved star-like form made of concrete. At first glance it seems to be composed of small facets but on further inspection it becomes apparent that these facets are pieces of three larger volumes which cut into each other.

Produced in 1978 Solid State was purchased for £4,000 with the help of Northern Arts, Cleveland County Council and a Government Purchase Grant Fund in 1985 and forms part of the Cleveland Gallery’s permanent outdoor collection. The artist has commented that the star-shaped form hovers between being crystalline and like the bud of a plant.(1)

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Solid State by John Maine


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