The work consists of a series of five oak posts in a line, each topped with birds' wings cast in bronze. Nearest the island, the post is topped by a single pair of wings, supported on metal rods; the second post is topped by two sets of birds' wings, supported on opposite metal 'branches'; the third has four sets of wings, two pairs branching off from each of the two metal branches; the fourth has eight sets of wings, four pairs on each side, with each of the branches again sub-dividing; the fifth pole is topped by sixteen sets of wings, with the branches dividing again on the same principle. There is a sense of increasing momentum within the piece as you move away from the island. Intended to recall both the traditional metal working industries of the area and the ancient forests that used to exist in Wednesfield, the sculpture also suggests the idea of increasing freedom and scope for movement. Yet it fails to have a sufficiently substantive presence to successfully convey this idea to those travelling past at speed.
Central government contributed towards the funding of this piece.
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