Proposal drawings for Imagine Alloa Public Art Commission due for installation April 2010
With the re-generation of Alloa Town centre Rob wanted to create a focal point with the Sentinel figures. The sculptures are made from marine grade polished stainless steel which has a highly mirrored surface.
Each figure, standing at over 2.7 meters and nearly a ton in weight, creates its own shape and form. The polished mirrored profiles constantly alter in appearance as the light and weather changes throughout the day.
The mirrored surfaces are slightly distorted, this was intentional as Rob wanted to create a more interesting reflection and to invite the viewer to look into this altered image of their surroundings in a new way. They are interactive and allow the public to create their own interpretation and meaning.
In essence the figures stand passively absorbing and reflecting the people and day to day life of the town, capturing and momentarily recording the constant flow of daily life.
The Sentinels celebrate modernity, the change and growth of the town.
A major public art commission for the re-generation
project ' Imagine Alloa '