The Ascenda 1977

Permanent installation

Located by the Trinity Jubilee Pier

This impressive 8 metre high steel and light sculpture is typical of artist Martin Richman's work which seeks to address issues of light, colour and space both in the private and public realm.

Originally commissioned as a public sculpture  for a site on Bishopsgate in the City of London, adjacent to Spitalfields market the Ascenda was developed out of Richman's earlier ladder works and seemed to slide right into the world of its steel and glass relatives, whilst still retaining a quiet quality of engagement and marking its own presence in a competitive space. In 2001,  The Ascenda moved briefly displayed in Mile End Park as part of Scupture in the Park before moving to Trinity Buoy Wharf in 2005, where our team of experts brought it back to life with a major cleaning and renovation effort. It is now on display next to The Riverside Building, next to the entrance to the pier.

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