• Name: Orbit
  • Location: Swirle Pavillion, Newcastle Quayside, Newcastle
  • Designed and descorated by: Jim Edwards
  • Sponsor: Womble Bond Dickinson

Sculpture Description

Jim Edwards is best known for his contemporary cityscape and landscape painting, capturing the iconic locations of the North East. His work follows a theme of architecturally inspired structures and dominating linear form, with compositions evolving from a combination of imagination and selective memory. Jim works from his 59 Lime Street Studio , right in the heart of Ouseburn. ‘Orbit’s’ surface is covered in the familiar patchwork of land masses that represent the planet Earth, much like the coloured pattern of Elmer. The tiny International Space station circumnavigates the elephants body, catching the attention of Orbit, like an insect passing by his trunk.