Pylons by Bernard Reynolds

Noted sculptor Bernard Reynolds certainly left his mark on the town, in this case – and that of the Ship sculpture on Civic Drive – long after the accompanying building had been demolished.

Ipswich Historic Lettering: Pylons by Bernard Reynolds 1Late 1990s
Above: the view of the front of Suffolk College, formerly The Civic College, with the Pylons at far left standing either side of the entrance (see also the canopy extending from the entrance doors); photograph courtesy The Ipswich Society's Image Archive (see Links).
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These photographs indicate the range of symbology and iconography standing in relief from the surface of the two pylon faces.
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Reynolds has focused on mathematics and technology with the infinity symbol appearing thrice.
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Tucked away in a lower corner are the artist's initials: 'BR'.
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Above: with the autumn rain pouring down, the depth of the casting can be seen. The metalwork is supported by two concrete uprights which are set onto brick piers.



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