Friday, September 20, 2013

The Still Point

The Still Point is a sculpture carved from Cumbrian sand stone by Colin Spofforth commissioned by Argent Group in 2008 and installed in 2009.

It is found somewhat hidden within the courtyard of the Piccadilly Place group of highrise offices between London Road and Aytoun Street, Manchester.

Four figures represent human forms whilst remaining stone like. The 2m tall figures stand within a polished granite circle. Around the base is a quotation
"At the still point of the turning world. Neither the flesh nor fleshness. Neither from nor toward; at the still point, there the dance is, but neither arrest nor movement. Where the past and future gathered. T.S.Eliot."
See a fuller view of the sculpture on sithenah.

A contribution to Weekend Reflections and The Weekend in Black and White.


  1. Very intriguing quote... It is nice to see it illustrated by a sculpture... Nice catch on this reflection, Gerald.

  2. I like your cropping, and the concentration on the words. Nice reflection, too.

  3. Such an interesting capture. The reflection is an added plus. Nice work. genie

  4. Interesting post and detail shot of the sculpture!

  5. Neat reflection shot and informative post ~ carol ^_^

  6. Quite poetic and the quote is aptly translated into sculpture.

  7. Great shot...excellent reflection...