Fountain pen sculpture unveiled outside Blavatnik

Artist Sir Michael Craig-Martin posing alongside large pink fountain pen sculpture outside Blavatnik School of Government

Artist Sir Michael Craig-Martin posing alongside the sculpture

Unveiled in a ceremony in late September, the sculpture is by Sir Michael Craig-Martin. It is made of solid plate steel, powder-coated in bright pink polyester to protect it from the elements, and stands 5m tall above the Walton Street pavement.

The sculpture was made in the artist's workshop, and then installed by members of the Conservation & Buildings team within Estates Services, with the help of contractors.

The fountain pen subject matter is a reference to the University's centuries-long tradition of teaching and learning; the sculpture was commissioned by the Blavatnik School with the aim of providing a striking piece of public artwork to mark the entry to the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter.