The Conch

Year: 2010

By FARM


Material : Stainless steel

Location : Mapletree Business City

Duration : Permanent

Collection : Mapletree

Dimensions : 52m x 11.3m x 5m (88 stems, between 2.2 - 7.2m in height)


Located in Mapletree Business City’s open plaza, The Conch is a large outdoor sculpture comprising 88 stems of elegant, trumpet-like sprouting forms that collectively form a wave-like sea of bells reminiscent of corals. One can imagine walking beneath the sculpture as though it were the canopy of a lush forest. Viewed from the office floors above, it appears as a singular organic shape, its multiplicity of parts playing out like the twirling polyps of a rich coral island.

 

The artwork draws inspiration from the idea of chancing upon a conch during a stroll along the beach and holding it to one’s ears to listen to the sounds of the sea. A poetic wind instrument, The Conch has stalks that are dotted with funnels where people can put their ears to and listen to the wind. 

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Mapletree Business City

10 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 117438

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