A striking sculpture by internationally-renowned artist Yinka Shonibare, MBE was unveiled as part of Howick Place in Victoria.
Doughty Hanson & Co Real Estate and Terrace Hill, the joint developers behind the new landmark building at 1-5 Howick Place, commissioned Wind Sculpture through art consultants HS Projects. It was unveiled in Wilcox Place by the artist himself, and will now serve as an integral part of the area’s development, which is rapidly becoming Victoria’s vibrant new ‘cultural quarter’.
Wind Sculpture, measuring 6 metres by 3 metres, explores the notion of harnessing movement, through the idea of capturing and freezing a volume of wind in a moment in time. The work echoes the sails from Yinka Shonibare’s Fourth Plinth commission in Trafalgar Square, ‘Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle’, now on permanent display outside the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.