Monday, December 12, 2016

Tortoise

Detail of Tortoises with Triangle and Time by Wendy Taylor, Holland Park, Abbotsbury Road, London
Detail of “Tortoises with Triangle and Time” by Wendy Taylor, 2000
Holland Park, Abbotsbury Road side
London, September 2016

“‘Tortoises with Triangle and Time’ by Wendy Taylor, which is on loan to Holland Park and still to be seen on the D lawn: The gnomon is designed for the latitude of Holland Park, but due to the elliptical passage of the earth round the sun, the real time shadowed on the sundial does not correspond exactly with Big Ben! Of the millennium sculptures, this is perhaps my favourite. The ridged shells of the tortoises invite you to touch them and their shape encourages children to climb over them.”. (The Friends of Holland Park)