Commissioned by the National Museum of Scotland in 1999,the millennium clock tower echoes the form of a medieval cathedral, standing just over ten metres high. It marks the passing of time but is also a summary of the best and worst of the twentieth century. The intricately animated construction comprises four sections: The Crypt, The Nave, The Belfry and The Spire. Each has its own stories to tell and secrets to reveal. The glass panels were made from blown, cut and fused graal vessels.
A collaborative work by Annica Sandström & David Kaplan (clock face & glass panels), Eduard Besudsky (kinetic sculpture), Tatyana Jakovskaya (lighting & music), Tim Stead (wood constructions), Maggy Lenert (illustrations) & Jürgen Tübbecke (clock mechanisms).