Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Lines and Angles. Art Deco in Hastings.

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This week Cee has asked for lines and angles for her black and white challenge.

This was easy for me as Hastings is full of lines and angles.

Most of Hastings was destroyed in a large earthquake on the 3rd February 1931 and was rebuilt in the Art Deco style, which was very geometric in design.

NIKAU VESSEL

Artist: Virginia King.

This 3 metre high sculpture is made of aluminium and stainless steel. Water flows over images of grapes and olives, stone fruit and ferns that appear amongst the perforated stainless interior.
The artwork draws inspiration from our fertile region. When Ms King was commissioned to construct a “marker for Market Street”, her thoughts immediately turned to food markets and the abundant crops grown locally. Hence the idea of a container – a cornucopia, the vessel of produce, which then evolved to include a “very deco” radiating nikau reflecting our architectural heritage. The work was commissioned following a generous donation from the trustees of the Estate of William Alan Bell.

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SUNTRAP

Artist: Neil Dawson.

This centrepiece artwork is suspended above the city square and is made up of six parasol forms with the negative spaces in between having a leaf form.

The sculpture is made of brightly coloured aluminium tubing and perforated sheets that change from one colour to another depending on the angle they are viewed from.

Even the street lights are inspired by the Art Deco movement.

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I gave them a sepia filter to fit in with the vintage theme.

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Lines and Angles

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