Coral SculptureArtist: Liz Peden
Based on the “Sea Lettuce” the coral sculpture sits at the entrance to the Tulip Inn(formerly Days Inn) in Glasgow, commissioned by Dawn Construction.
In 2000 the Glasgow’s first Days Inn was built in the heart of the Gorbals. The building also houses the student residences for Glasgow College of Nautical Studies based nearby.
The brief therefore was to design a sculpture with a nautical theme. Instead of the usual boats or sails our artist decided upon this beautiful piece the sea lettuce a type of coral. The coral sculpture fulfils the marine aspect of the brief whilst complimenting the curved building beautifully.