Stack Blues

Sean Scully2017

City of London Corporation

City of London Corporation

Part of Sean Scully’s Landline series of works, Stack Blues is a sculpture borne out of the artist’s preoccupation with the horizon.
"I am always looking at the horizon line – at the way the end of the sea touches the beginning of the sky, the way the sky presses down on to the sea… I think of land, sea, sky. And they always make a massive connection. I try to paint this, this sense of the elemental coming-together of land and sea, sky and land, of blocks coming together side by side, stacked in horizon lines endlessly beginning and ending – the way the blocks of the world hug each other and brush up against each other, their weight, their air, their color, and the soft uncertain space between them."
- Sean Scully, Landline, 2001

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  • Title: Stack Blues
  • Creator: Sean Scully
  • Date Created: 2017
  • Location: Front of Willis Building, Lime Street EC3M 7DQ
  • Physical Dimensions: 274.3 x 121.9 x 121.9 cm
  • Original Source: Sculpture in the City
  • Rights: Courtesy the artist and Blain|Southern Photo: © Nick Turpin
  • Medium: Aluminium and car paint