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Cook's Earth

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Andrew Burton


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Selected through invited national competition, Cook’s Earth is a 4.5m sculpture in bronze, cast iron, brass and chemical patination. The work, which is situated immediately outside the main entrance to the largest single-site hospital in Europe, thematically develops an equivalence between a real ‘life journey’ and the exploration of Captain James Cook. Using historic and contemporary maps the sculpture explores ways of representing landscape and narrative within sculpture. The development and effectiveness of the sculpture was considered in research project conducted at Durham Universitywhich aimed to assess the actual impact of artworks within the National Health service on the healing experience. Web references: healthspectrum

Publication metadata

Artist(s): Burton A

Publication type: Artefact

Publication status: Published

Year: 2003

Venue: Middlesbrough Hospital

Location: Middlesbrough, UK

Source Publication Date: July 2003

Type of Work: Sculpture