Millennium Optimism by Peter Thursby

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Millennium Optimism by Peter Thursby

Millennium Optimism, 2000 by Peter Thursby (b.1930) © The Artist. In the collection of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter

The Exeter artist Peter Thursby, a fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors and sometime President of the Royal West of England Academy, is one of the leading modern sculptors of South-West England. Millennium Optimism, a work in silver, marked the onset of a new millennium in 2000-1. It has been said that his sculptures 'embody a sense of power and strength while exploring the tension between vertical and horizontal axes.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum