The first artwork on the 'Art on Roundabouts' scheme is Ray Smith's Flying Spiral sited on the Hawth Theatre's roundabout.
Its form is a large cortex self weathering steel spiral peaking with a flying figure. A number of possible interpretations have already been suggested for this piece including flight, dancer and musical notation.
The artists' vision is expressed in the following description:-
".. there are three broad elements to the work. They are a (Celtic) spiral, a human figure with arms outstretched and by association, the ideal of a plane taking off. The link between the figure and the idea of the plane calls to mind the playground games where children run around with outstretched arms. The resulting form lends itself to a number of possible interpretations".
Further commissions include the football outside Broadfield Stadium, at the Junction of Southgate Avenue and Brighton Road, and 60 Arrows, on Ifield Avenue/High Street.
60 Arrows was designed by artist Gary Breeze and sponsored by local solicitors Rawlison Butler.
The artwork brings together Crawley’s modern and historical connections with transport, journeys and travel and is designed to be seen while on the move.
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