Brass Monkeys

Mixed media (acrylic, steel, optical fibre, light source)

Brass Monkeys is a large-scale three dimensional pyramid of spheres. It takes its name from brass triangles that supported stacks of iron cannon-balls on sailing ships and the saying ‘cold enough to freeze the balls off a Brass Monkey’. Each sphere contains smaller spheres, each filled and illuminated with fibre optics that glow icy blues and whites. The spheres site a top a ‘monkey’ and the whole piece stands about 3m high.


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