Granite Sculpture II, 1995
Tim Harrison wanted to complement the fine horizontal structure of the new terminal building by the architect Michael Manser and so convey a visual impression of ascent and descent.
His main aim was to capture the idea and physical experience of movement, reflecting the dynamic view of landscape, both as we see its physical surface and its underlying geological structure. By selecting granite, this allowed him to tap into the hidden geological forms, which shape and continue to slowly re-mould the landscape we live in and move through.
The way a landscape ‘appears’ to change as we actually look at it, either from sea, land or air, is also echoed in the piece as one moves around it, or indeed from above from a plane which is landing or taking-off, each different viewpoint dramatically altering our viewpoint and visual perception of the work.