Light Clock, Royal Derby Hospital

‘Flame’ unique time sculpture prominently situated at the front entrance of the Royal Derby Hospital. Design, built and installed by Smith of Derby.

Derbyshire’s Florence Nightingale, the ‘lady with the lamp’, provided the inspiration for this unique time sculpture that is prominently situated at the front entrance of the Royal Derby Hospital in Derby. The light clock depicts the flame from the ‘lady with the lamp’ to inspire feelings of comfort and hope.

The timepiece also refers to the passage of time, of human frailty and remembrance of the past. As it tells its story of time, the clock serves as a beacon; the shimmering effect of the warm and cradling light after dark suggesting compassion and reassurance.

Details:
LED lit crown and hands, constantly rotating
Stainless steel mechanism
Precision rotation and timepiece mechanisms
Accuracy greater than1/100th sec, with power failure back-up
Waterproof and season protected for exterior use
Located in the main Royal Derby Hospital entrance landscaping

  • Categories:
    creative, pillar, Public Art
  • Client
    Royal Derby Hospital
  • City
    Derby
  • Country
    England
  • Designer
    Smith of Derby
  • Dimensions
    Column height 7 metres

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