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Beyond the Irish Sea

'Beyond the Irish Sea' is a sculpture modelled on the r11i01 (apparently all icebergs have a registration code)- a 460ft deep iceberg which broke away from the Greenland ice sheet in 2001 and drifted into the Labrador Sea.

With data obtained using a combination of radar and sonar scanning techniques, artist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle scaled and modelled the iceberg to create a work just under 18 feet high. The sculpture was constructed from 561 aluminium tubes, connected by 148 digitally printed rapid prototype joints.

Beyond the Irish Sea

'Beyond the Irish Sea' is a sculpture modelled on the r11i01 (apparently all icebergs have a registration code)- a 460ft deep iceberg which broke away from the Greenland ice sheet in 2001 and drifted into the Labrador Sea.

With data obtained using a combination of radar and sonar scanning techniques, artist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle scaled and modelled the iceberg to create a work just under 18 feet high. The sculpture was constructed from 561 aluminium tubes, connected by 148 digitally printed rapid prototype joints.

comments (8)

I love this sort of abstract stuff. Nice shot. All the best, Dave.
Les Auld: Agreed, it can be very entertaining. Thanks for the comment Dave.
A really interested sculpture Les and well captured.
Les Auld: Thanks Bernie, appreciate the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 3 Jul 2007, 14:21
It has a weather vane or something such on top. Greatness me. Never new they numbered the bergs.

There was a time when SA had persistant droughts when they were investigating the possibility of pulling a couple of icebergs over to us with tug boats and tapping fresh water from it. Fortunately the drought thing turned around and we have passable seasonal cycles.
Les Auld: Yes there is an anemometer on the top of it as well, don't think it was on the original iceberg though. Thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 3 Jul 2007, 14:58
HA! Like Louis, I see the weather vane, too. You know me and weather vanes! smile Someone sure had fun with this, Les, and you have a lovely capture of it here.
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, the artist Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle has a fascination with weather so included the anenometer on the top as well.
Like the sculpture its ace,pity they could not have found a prettier base.
Les Auld: It is interesting, the base is a couple of shipping containers, supposed to represent the goods shipped from Liverpool I suppose. Thanks for the comment.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 3 Jul 2007, 19:39
Okay are you a geek? grin LOL tongue

Suby
Les Auld: I used to be but I'm cured now. Thanks Suby appreciate the comemnt.
Was this parked at Albert Dock a while back. Interesting installation.
Les Auld: I think it was moved there for a while, thanks for the comemnt Alistair.
  • Ellie
  • a puddle
  • 3 Jul 2007, 23:46
Errm, why? That makes me seem like a complete philistine, after all the effort they've gone to to make this sculpture, and I'm sure I'd be really interested if I were there to look at it, egged on by hubby's enthusiasm. wink
Les Auld: It takes allsorts to make the world Ellie, strangely enough there are some things I see around I have absolutely no interest in, but thanks for taking the time to comment anyway.

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