How do you make a mountain? Here's how this monumental new public artwork on Liverpool's waterfront – the first in the UK by internationally renowned artist Ugo Rondinone – came together over the course of six weeks.
The 10-metre high sculpture consists of vertically-stacked rocks painted in bright fluorescent colours. Reminiscent both of ancient totems and of land art, Liverpool Mountain is inspired by naturally occurring hoodoos – spires or pyramids of rock – and the art of meditative rock balancing.
Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial and Tate Liverpool as part of the Liverpool 2018 events programme with support from Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. Funded by Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (Strategic Investment Fund).