Chronos Kairos, 23:59, temporary artwork by British artist Ryan Gander, now adorns Seascale's Water Tower.

The sculpture, crafted from machined stainless steel, unveils a unique interpretation of time.

While rooted in a clock's design, the art piece remains static yet gives the illusion of having been made twice.

The water tower's location near the coastal railway means that the artwork is placed close to the train station, another site of schedules and time-keeping.

Chronos Kairos, 23:59 is part of a broader initiative to add more depth to the Cumbrian Coast.

The artwork is one among a series being gradually unveiled as a part of the Cumberland Council’s coastal programme.

Thanks to the financial support from the UK Government’s Coastal Communities Fund and Sellafield Ltd’s Six Social Impact Multiplied programme, Mr Gander's art installation is set to remain until the end of 2024.

Darren Crossley, Cumberland Council’s director of place sustainable growth and transport, said: "The coastal programme aims to strengthen the coastal destination offer for both residents and visitors and increase sustainable employment opportunities by shining the spotlight on Cumbria’s largely undiscovered stretch of coastline.

“Public art adds yet another dimension to the coast, which already offers striking natural and industrial landscapes, including the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; and two UNESCO World Heritage Sites - the Lake District National Park and Hadrian’s Wall. "It’s where the mountains meet the sea, where dunes offer shelter, where there is an abundance of wildlife and where history can be uncovered.

“Seascale Water Tower is a great location for this temporary installation and has been made possible by the kind permission of Seascale Parish Council.”

Speaking about the artwork, Mr Gander said: "What is interesting is that ‘time', like mortality, is one of those huge powerful mysteries that we've not yet worked out.

"It's also a very universal subject because anyone from any culture understands mortality and understands the mystery of time."

Cumberland Council has also backed the Lake District National Park Authority in the development of the Eskdale Trail, featuring local artist Chris Brammell.

As part of its ongoing efforts to revitalise the Cumbrian Coast, the council is set to reveal further smaller-scale commissioned artworks during 2024 at various coastal locations, with the next installation being announced in Whitehaven later this spring.