Huge, mesmerising rope-making machine that ‘captures time’ on display in Halifax
Henry Moore once said that a sculptor is a person “who is interested in the shape of things.”
In Conrad Shawcross’s case you could also add metaphysics, geometry, philosophy, poetry and mechanics.
The installation was originally commissioned in 2009 and shown in a disused tram tunnel in London, and this is the first time its been seen by the public since.
"You couldnt really appreciate it because it was very dark and dusty down there. Here people can walk around it and scrutinise it which is really exciting, says Shawcross.
But even though his creations are sometimes underpinned by solid engineering principles, they are, he insists, still art works
The 42-year-old also pays tribute to some of the great pioneers and scientists from the past in his work.