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Artist Tom Price was commissioned to create two permanent public artworks for Kimbrose Square in Gloucester city centre UK
This photograph was taken from inside one of them, Kyneburgh Tower , looking up.

Mr Price created the centrepiece for the square in the form of a 16 metre high tower and a 30 metres long wall, called the Kyneburgh Tower and Wall.

The artworks are inspired by St Kyneburgh who, according to Medieval legned, was a Saxon princess who ran away from an arranged marriage. She fled to Gloucester, intent on serving God. In Gloucester she was adopted by a baker whose wife then killed her out of jealousy. St Kyneburgh’s body was thrown down a well, which beceame knowsn as St Kyneburgh’s Fountain, today famous for its supposed healing powers.

Price’s tower is made of steels and appears to move up and down when viewed from a distance. The open-slatted structure of the tower created a watered-silk effect while the outer shape resembles an undulating body of water as if poured from above. This gesture too, is reminiscent of the fall of Kyneburgh’s body down the well.

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Comments

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 2 years ago

    Really interesting. I like you POV on this.

  • Thanks Sheryl, the tower is best viewed from inside, I may post a couple of others showing what it looks like from outside and also the other part of the installation

    – Yampimon

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 2 years ago

    Really cool place, and image.

  • Thank you

    – Yampimon

  • Wendy-Wilton
    Wendy-Wiltonover 2 years ago

    Great angle and light and prime candidate for the tunnels challenge in S and P

  • Thanks Wendy, I downloaded this one specially for that challenge

    – Yampimon

  • LincolnDispImgs
    LincolnDispImgsover 2 years ago

    exquisite

  • Thank you

    – Yampimon

  • Brenda Dahl
    Brenda Dahlover 2 years ago

    This is Absolutely amazing. The eye goes on and on forever with this superb image~!

  • Thank you very much

    – Yampimon

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...over 2 years ago

    Great work, well done!

  • Thank you very much for featuring this picture

    – Yampimon

  • Den McKervey
    Den McKerveyover 2 years ago

    Superb pov, my kinda shot!!

  • Thank you very much, it was a bit tricky to photograph as it was quite sunny and lens flare was an issue no matter which way I tried, glad you like it.

    – Yampimon

  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenover 2 years ago

    Stunning!

  • Thank you very much

    – Yampimon

  • Jane  mcainsh
    Jane mcainshover 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much for featuring this picture

    – Yampimon

  • biddumy
    biddumyover 2 years ago


    26/01/2012

  • Thank you very much for featuring this picture

    – Yampimon

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