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Dialogue at the Dogwatch #1

Dialogue at the Dogwatch
You'll find the sculptures in my next few posts at UCT's Alma Mater plaza.

Known as Dialogue at the Dogwatch, they were commissioned from David Brown in 1994 by a UCT alumnus, Charles Diamond. The pieces are made from bronze, copper, brass, Cor-ten and stainless steel, and together weigh about 7 tons.

Dogwatch, fwiw, is a navy term that refers to the watch time between late afternoon and night time, which is probably a time of day when the low angle of the sun and the increasingly-dim light makes the watch particularly difficult. Read a little more about the term and why it was coined over here on Wikipedia.