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‘Strata Blocks/Fault’, ('Plate Tectonics & Mini Earthquake'),

Connolly, Robert (2017) ‘Strata Blocks/Fault’, ('Plate Tectonics & Mini Earthquake'),. Belshaws Sculpture Park (Belshaws Quarry Geology Park), (ASSI), Bensons Road, Whitemountain, Lisburn, Northern Ireland [Artefact]

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URL: https://bqsp55.wixsite.com/bqsp/belshaw-s-quarry-sculpture-park

Abstract

‘Strata Blocks/Fault’, ('Plate Tectonics & Mini Earthquake', Site 7), as part of Belshaws Sculpture Park, (ASSI), Belshaws Quarry National Nature Reserve on Benson’s Rd., Whitemountain, Lisburn, Northern Ireland. This artwork is a sculpture created in cast concrete. It is created from three separate cast blocks set together within the Belshaws Sculpture Park. The three cast blocks have been cast in layers. White & grey cement, sand, marble chips, as well as a variety of coloured pigments have been used within the sculpture to depict layers of 'geological strata', that underly the site. Working up form the sculpture base, these strata layers depict rock formations in Sandstone, Red Sandstone, Mudstone, Green Sandstone, Limestone with flint, & Basalt. The sculpture also represents a geological feature at the site, know as a 'fault'. The sculpture is 1.5m. x 1.5m. x 1m. approx. and weighs over 1.5 tonnes.

Item Type:Artefact
Keywords:Belshaws Quarry Sculpture Park, Belshaws Quarry Geology Park, Geology Sculpture, Strata Blocks, Strata Artwork, Artworks depicting Geology, Brian Connolly Artist, Groundworks NI,
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute > Space and Place
Art and Design Research Institute
Location:Belshaws Sculpture Park (Belshaws Quarry Geology Park), (ASSI), Bensons Road, Whitemountain, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
Location:Belshaws Sculpture Park (Belshaws Quarry Geology Park), (ASSI), Bensons Road, Whitemountain, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
Date:30 March 2017
ID Code:37688
Deposited By: Mr Robert Connolly
Deposited On:02 May 2017 07:46
Last Modified:02 May 2017 07:46

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