Fountain pen sculpture unveiled outside Blavatnik
A striking new sculpture of a bright magenta fountain pen, balanced on its nib, has been installed outside the Blavatnik School of Government
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.