Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sacrificial Anode

Sacrificial Anode by Eilis O’Connell, Montgomery Square, Canary Wharf, London
“Sacrificial Anode” by Eilis O’Connell, 2007
Montgomery Square, Canary Wharf
London, September 2014

“Made in varying materials from steel and bronze to plastics and found objects, Eilis O’Connell’s sculptures show her meticulous attention to surface detail and close observation of the world around her. A ‘sacrificial anode’ refers to an anode attached to a metal object, such as a boat or underground tank, in order to inhibit its corrosion.This sculpture was purchased following O’Connell’s exhibition in Jubilee Park in Spring 2013. Two other sculptures by the artist, Under and Over II and Under and Over IV are found in 50 Bank Street.”
(Art on the Estate, Canary Wharf Group PLC)