Spiral Sunday #9 – slate spiral on the David Attenborough Building, Cambridge

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This week’s Spiral Sunday features a shot I took of a slate-clad wall on the David Attenborough Building during a recent visit to Cambridge.  I really like the way the artists Ackroyd & Harvey have incorporated the square elements into this Fibonacci Spiral by changing the orientation of the pieces of slate.  It’s a stunning piece of work that my photograph doesn’t really do justice.

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6 responses to “Spiral Sunday #9 – slate spiral on the David Attenborough Building, Cambridge

  1. It looks beautiful Jeff, but how is it made? It’s hard to tell from the picture. Perhaps some close ups of the tiling would explain: Are they slivers of slate set on edge? If so, the amount of work must have been vast!

    Many thanks for the stimulating posts.

    Steve Hawkins

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  2. I work here and yes, it is slivers of slate each individually set. And yes it did take a lot of work to complete! There’s more info on it from the artists here http://www.ackroydandharvey.com/slate-works-david-attenborough-building-corn-exchange-entrance-2016/.

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