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2nd 4th

Barry Hehemann

Both "2nd 4th" and it's companion piece "Fourth of Firth of Forth" are suggestive of a particular double-cantilever bridge in Scotland characterized by its massive size and peculiarity of line. Made of steel and concrete, they stand at almost fourteen feet in height and weigh 11,000 and 13,000 pounds respectively. The suspended curved concrete elements appear to be drawn and torqued creating the illusion of tension between the metal supports. A "firth" is a Scottish term meaning a long narrow inlet of the sea. The sculptures allude to a crossing as in the crossing of water. They stretch nearly beyond the point of balance traversing the metaphorical barrier.

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