14.06.1996 - ongoing
Buoy is the culmination of a series of steel sculptures by the artist which take their inspiration and material from eight obsolete Soviet submarines brought over to the UK in 1990 to be broken up for scrap in the Northumbrian port of Blyth.
In 1996 Gec arranged for Buoy's predecessor Trace Elements (1990) to be melted down and recast into ballast to create a fully operational navigation aid for shipping.
A collaboration with The Laboratory at the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, University of Oxford. and the Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast.
Stefan Gec, Buoy, 1996