Sleeping Iron Giant
The sculpture is situated at a busy junction in an industrial area of the city and seems regardless of the clamour all around.
This sculpture was designed as one of a number of gateways to the Birmingham Heartlands. A statement produced at the time of its unveiling says that it 'reflects a history of metal industrial activity, recently fallen into decline. As he sleeps [he is] a symbol of dreams and hopes for the future.'(1) It was unveiled by a group of local schoolchildren in conjunction with a creative writing project about its meaning. The ten times life-size head lies on its side on a specially prepared mound and presents a rusted look similar to that of the Iron:Man by Antony Gormley in Victoria Square. Both pieces deal with the city's industrial heritage using the human form as a metaphor.
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