Dawn of Time
There is a calligraphical feel to this abstract sculpture whose form suggests a sunrise. The bright yellow painted surface lends an air of optimism to the work, thereby alluding to a brighter future for Dudley.
This is one of a number of works on the Dudley Southern Bypass funded through the Percent for Art scheme. Unlike the larger pieces on roundabouts, it can be approached and walked round. It forms one of a set of works on the verge of the Wolverton Road that deal with the theme of Dudley's archaeological past.
The ancient area of land near Dudley known as the Wren's Nest was the inspiration for this piece. Its form alludes to the outcrops of limestone rock formed millions of years ago. The artist himself has stated that the work 'is about the land itself and the sun breaking across it', an idea strengthened by the application of yellow paint to it. Steel is his normal working medium, but has been used here as it relates to the industrial heritage of the area.
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