Town and Country
This series of sculptures consists of eleven components, based on images of the town and country, the town at one end, the country at the other. The sculptures take the form of upright railway sleepers, with a carving at the top. A carved ear of corn starts the series; the sculptures then descend in height, a snail shell, an oak leaf and a poppy seed head, to the lowest sculpture two interlocked chain links to emphasise the closeness between town and country; the sculptures then ascend in height with a key, a cog, a jeweller's burr and a coach bolt, these represent the industries of Birmingham.
This project was co-funded by the British Rail Community Unit, as part of an initiative by Centro, 'to make catching a bus or train an enjoyable experience.'(1)
The same artist was also commissioned to produce designs for railings, bollards and fencing for the project.
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