TO some it’s a bold statement about “the intended function of objects”.
To others it’s three bits of rusty metal.
Either way, a piece by Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed has been installed at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in West Bretton.
Work Number 700, which features three I-beams stacked on top of each other, will sit in front of Camelia House for the next three years.
According to Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s press officer, Eleanor Bryson: “Work Number 700 is the largest sculpture in a series made by Martin Creed from stacking objects that ascend or descend in scale.
“The work is made up of three progressively slimmer I-beams stacked together, simultaneously eliminating and alluding to the intended function of the objects by making them unstable, but retaining a quality which suggests they are second-hand.”
Mr Creed, who was born in Wakefield but grew up in Glasgow, created Work Number 700 in 2007.
His other stacking pieces include: nine boxes in a tower; four chairs on top of each other and four tables in a tower.
Mr Creed won the Turner Prize in 2001 for his installation The Lights Going On and Off, which featured the lights in a room going on and off.
Other notable works include a crumpled up piece of A4 paper, a bit of Blu-Tack stuck to a wall and a room full of blue balloons.