About the Artwork

The RedHead Sunset Stack captures a bit of the awe that seeing a beautiful sunset inspires in Almuth Tebbenhoff – reduced to the form of a large toy-tower. At the centre the artist put a ragged and unstable human experience in pink and orange which is sandwiched between the steady blue earth and the red sun cubes. The earth and sun may be the only constants we have and even here we are at the mercy of incomprehensible forces.

Year: 2014-2019

Copyright the artist. Photo: © Nick Turpin


Mild steel, hot-zinc coated and painted


500 x 110 x 110 cm

Artist Biography

Almuth Tebbenhoff

1949, Born in Germany. 1969, permanently moved to UK. 1972, Studied ceramics at Sir John Cass School of Art, London. 1978-9, Drawing classes and lectures at the Royal College by invitation from Eduardo Paolozzi. 1985/6, Metal fabrication classes at South Thames College, London. 1991, Krasner-Pollock Foundation grant. 1992, Visiting professor Stroganovska Institute, Moscow. 2005, Elected Fellow Royal British Society of Sculptors. 2006, 3 month’s Scholarship Fondazione Sem, Pietrasanta, Italy. 2009-21, Created ‘Star of London’ annual BFI London Film Festival award sculpture. 2013, Honorary Doctorate Leicester University. 2017, Elected Member of the London Group. 2019, Elected Vice President of the Royal Society of Sculptors. 1978-now, many exhibitions annually, showing Germany, Italy, Russia, Poland, USA, but mainly in the UK. Commissioned public art St. George’s Hospital, London; Leicester University Library; Richard Rogers’ Chiswick Park.