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

Icarus

Summary

Type Sculpture

     Icarus combines a figure carved from stone with four columns carved from wood with other wooden poles acting as a sort of base. The work, especially the blandly smiling figure, is disfigured with graffiti and is now inaccessible behind high walls and locked gates in a run-down area of waste land.
     Situated on the canal side in the shadow of Winson Green prison, this piece was made as a collaborative project with local schoolchildren.
     There is no allusion to the fate of Icarus in the work, which seems to fit more into the mould of an idol surrounded by totem poles.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Lamba, Juginder Sculptor
Philips, Tony Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Sculpture Wood, stone 2 x 3 x 3m

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
WMbiBIxx157 BM
General condition Poor
Surface condition
  • Other
Structural condition
  • None
Vandalism
  • Graffiti
Road Norman Street
Precise location None
A-Z ref None
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1990
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by None
Duty of care Birmingham City Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? At Risk

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