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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009



Type Sculpture

     This piece is placed at the entrance to John Bright Street, providing a focal point for the pedestrian walkway. The figure with massive legs and relatively small head is framed by toppling columns, like Samson grasping the pillars in the Philistine temple,(1) in celebration of his 'true God' over theirs. The sculpture may also refer to the struggle of the worker, as the artist was noted for his previous populist pieces. It also demonstrates how Grandjean 'allows human form to evolve and melt with other organisms and with other solid matter,(2) so that the individual is not seen as distinct from his or her setting.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Grandjean, Lee Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Sculpture Stone, Lepine Lime 2.1m x 1.5m x 60cm

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
WMbiBIxx120 BM
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • None
  • None
Road John Bright Street
Precise location Entrance to John Bright Street
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

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Date of design None
Year of unveiling c.1986
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by None
Duty of care Birmingham City Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? Not at risk

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