Northampton Borough Council

Northampton Borough Council

The council’s brief was for a sculpture to celebrate the life and achievements of Nobel Prize Winner Dr Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the double helix structure of DNA. The sculpture needed to engage and inspire townspeople and visitors of all ages and create an identity for Abingdon Street, one of Northampton’s main pedestrianised shopping streets.

Discovery, by Lucy Glendenning is a sculpture in two parts referencing the double helix structure. The figures are depicted in bold, abandoned postures conveying a sense of optimism and passion, and the sheer daring of Crick’s work. The relation of the two forms will alter depending on the viewpoint, drawing the viewer into the wider space at Abington Street, and creating a sense of entrance.

This project was delivered by Catherine Thomas prior to establishing Art Acumen

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