MICHAEL FAIRFAX

PUBLIC ARTIST, SCULPTOR, DESIGNER

   
                 
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EXETER RIDDLE
 
 
               

The Exeter riddle sculpture, stainless steel, stone and stands 6.5 metres high in the centre of Exeter. There are eight panels, each with a riddle laser cut into the stainless steel in mirror writing. The panel opposite reflects the words so they can be read. The spheresat the base conatin the answer to the riddles; these are reflected onto the panels. The riddles are from the 9th century Exeter Book which contain approximately 90 riddles. These riddles are in a translation by Kevin Crossley Holland from which these 8 were taken. Client: Devon County Council and Devon City Council.

2005