At the heart of this polished metal monument is a symbolic 2.5 meter tall silhouette of the purple iris, New Zealand’s iconic flower representing the women’s voting rights movement. The vibrant mirrored surface interacts with sunlight and moonlight to emanate dazzling beams of light, color, and reflection during both day and night. The rich violet hue was chosen by suffragettes themselves to represent dignity and self-worth.
At night, the gentle violet glow enveloping the beacon shoots light into the heavens as a tribute to Kate Sheppard’s vision, grit, and leadership, while also expressing contemporary themes of gender equality and women’s empowerment. The tower delivers a message celebrating the legacy of Kate Sheppard, women’s suffrage advocates worldwide, and women themselves.
Making a Bold Yet Harmonious Statement
This eye-catching sculpture makes a bold statement embedded with symbolic meaning, standing out prominently in the landscape yet blending in subtly with its reflective surfaces. It is a supreme example of realizing a vision through manufacturing and artistry. The fluid metallic form mirrors the energy and life force of the women it honors. Its height implies their monumental achievements while its open framework conveys hope for the future.
The reflective properties allow the statue to transition gracefully with the surrounding environment throughout the day. As the sun moves across the sky, the beacon comes alive with dazzling dances of light. At night, it emits a radiant violet aura. The smooth mirrored exterior provides a distorted impression of the space around it, representing the rippling impact of suffrage accomplishments.
Expert Craftsmanship Bringing Ideas to Life
Our talented design team brought this concept to reality through ingenious use of materials, employing computer aided design (CAD) and a meticulous fabrication process. We leveraged our decades of experience shaping stainless steel to translate the vision into seamlessly welded 3D form.
The steel is treated to create a range of reflective finishes from stark mirror to diffuse glow. This allows the sculpture to adapt to any setting from urban plazas to natural landscapes. We work closely with clients during selection of the steel grades, surface polish options, and installation specifications to ensure optimal contextual integration and visual impact.
YouFine’s Stainless Steel Sculpture Expertise
With 40 years of experience, YouFine brings unmatched skills to sculpting museum-grade stainless steel artworks. Our meticulous hand-forging techniques, cutting-edge welding technology, and flawless polishing/finishing result in creations of the highest caliber.
We offer fully customizable options from matte to high-gloss and support client visions from concept drawings to completed installation. Our passion is realizing bold imaginative visions in durable, quality materials built to inspire for generations.
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