This piece, made from teak, was presented to the University by the artist who was Professor of English at the University between 1961 and 1974. A sense of gentle movement is given in a measured and quasi-geometric progression.
This striking sculpture was one of two presented to the University in 1984 by the sculptor. In Ascending Form, you might see the hulls of racing-boats piled upon each other, precariously perched, ready to ascend or descend.
Please note that this sculpture is only accessible Monday to Friday in office hours.
Photograph: © University of Exeter