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ROUNDABOUT SPECIFIC SCULPTURE
A roundabout is one of the few places where anything which is placed on it can normally be viewed only from predetermined viewpoints. A second limitation is the confined timeslot allotted to view the situation. So, actually this limits the possibilities we have; at the same time these apparent constraints can, and should be used to our advantage. The void within a roundabout is usually filled with something natural or is often used to exhibit a sculpture. Art however is meant to at least be observed for a period of time and preferably processed or even assimilated, at least as far as the artist is concerned.
Art on a roundabout can have specific possibilities which are different from those in other situations or settings. Art on or at a roundabout, or any art made specifically for the road environment should not be too demanding, whereas in other situations it can be as complex as it needs to be. Its evolving views are inherent to its function, the observer views it from one direction before moving around it in counterclockwise fashion. The views of a roundabout are always animated and evolve following a predetermined pattern - which is a reason to make use of this aspect when given the opportunity to make the experience of the motorist richer. I feel that this is an opportunity that must not be forgotten and should certainly be exploited; the spatial quality of three-dimensional art alone is in case of a roundabout not enough in itself. There is much more to utilize instead of regarding a roundabout as merely a place to locate art.
Site specific sculpture relates to the qualities of the environment for which it is made; the configuration of art for a roundabout is more or les dictated by the specific and inherent qualities of such an environment - that's why I call it roundabout-specific art.