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London Art at Site www.londonart.info Eilis	O’Connell	Sacrificial Anode
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Eilis O’Connell

Sacrificial Anode

2007
Montgomery Square, Canary Wharf
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Made in varying materials from steel and bronze to plastics and found objects, O’Connell’s sculptures show her meticulous attention to surface detail and close observation of the world around her. A ‘sacrificial anode’ refers to an anode attached to a metal object, such as a boat or underground tank, in order to inhibit its corrosion.
Purchased following O’Connell’s exhibition in Jubilee Park in Spring 2013 this sculpture is a metaphor for something that has been sacrificed: the anode is electrolytically decomposed while the object itself remains free of damage.