University of the Witwatersrand, Sutton Close
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The most significant feature of the design of Sutton Close was the monument to Prof Sutton - a large circular steel disc with a line portrait of Prof Sutton created and defined using hundreds of circular holes drilled through the disc. The portrait was placed obliquely to the rectilinear confines of Sutton Close, and was not only visible from the northern approach but also from within the precinct itself.
Cut out of three separate sheets of steel plate, the monumental disc was fabricated in the University's engineering workshops. It was supported in an elevated position on two steel poles projecting out of a high circular plinth formed with a large diameter precast concrete pipe.
An engraved brass plaque was mounted on the curved face of the plinth with the following inscription:
SUTTON CLOSE IS NAMED IN HONOUR OF PROFESSOR
Regretfully the University subsequently took a decision to remove the circular perforated steel plate portrait. The component parts of the steel portrait were then cut up into many squares of roughly 300 x 300 mm - presumably by the University's Estate Management department - and used as heavy bases for directional signage around campus. Prof Guedes once spent an afternoon collecting the various signs to photograph Sutton's head in its 'cut up' state.