On the Crest of a Wave
'On the Crest of a Wave', by Ray Smith was commissioned by Dover Harbour Board; in association with IMPACT and is situated on Dover seafront.
Commissioned in May 1995, On the Crest of a Wave, is in artist Ray Smith's own words, "two white blocks of Portland Stone rising from a bed of textured sea green Kirkstone slate. From the top of the rocks can be seen two profiles of swimmers pushing forward into the rising wave of the stones and cut from a similar dark green slate." A landmark sculpture on a prime site, it is a part of Kent County Council's Town Centres Initative public art project.
The prize money was used for a schools competition enabling local school children to put forward their own proposal for an additional sculpture on the Dover seafront.
Shortlisted pieces 1996:
'The Wood 'n' Horse' by Reece Ingram
Commissioned by Commonwork Land Trust
'Ashford's Western Gateway' by Ivor Hicks & others
Commissioned by Ashford Borough Council