Across the Sun & Moon


Entrance sculpture for New Downe Hospital, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland. This sculpture is incorporated into a tiered landscape and is 11 meters tall. The group of abstracted birds are hot forged stainless steel and the circular ‘sun’ and ‘moon’ are painted mild steel. This sculpture was inspired by the variety and abundance of seabirds on nearby Strangford Lough, especially when suffused with colour at sunrise and sunset.

Design by: Charles Normandale and Julie Brooks-Hill

Made by: the team at Wheely Down Forge

Client: New Downe Hospital Project Development Team

Photographer: Charles Normandale