Pytel depicts three egrets frozen in the act of taking off, mounted on a tall, slender pedestal, all of rough and unpolished steel.(1) The physical mass and industrial materials of the piece are belied by the illusion of weightlessness and the elegance of birds in flight.
The piece represents the phenomenon of flight, and it was designed to commemorate 40 years of peace in Europe.(2)
|Part of work||Material||Dimensions|
|Sculpture||Steel sheet||1.4m high|
|Pedestal||None||approximately 10m overall|
PMSA recording information
|Precise location||Birmingham International Airport, on main roundabout of approach road|
Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.
|Date of design||None|
|Year of unveiling||c.1989|
|Duty of care||Birmingham International Airport|
|Listing status||Not listed|
|At risk?||Not at risk|