National Recording Project


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

Giant Hand


Type Sculpture

     This large hand and wrist is lying on the grass, palm down. Its form suggests that it could be part of a former sculpture whose origin is unknown. Beside the hand is a 'Time Machine' designed by a pupil from Castle School and carved in stone by the artist. This is now largely overgrown by grass, and cannot easily be seen. However, it is the inclusion of this element that gives meaning to the piece. The work as a whole represents the hand of an archaeologist uncovering fragments of the distant past.
     This work is one of a series commissioned for Dudley's new Southern By-pass. For the driver or pedestrian, the road will provide a passage through time, whereby each artwork is loosely inspired by an era.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Mulvaney, Jonathan Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Sculpture Ferro-cement 2.9m long x 90cm wide x 60cm high

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
WMduDUjj033 BM
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • None
  • None
Road Southern By-Pass
Precise location on grass between Wolverton Road and Southern By-Pass
A-Z ref 55 F3
OS ref SO950905
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 2000
Unveiling details 2000
Commissioned by Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Duty of care Dudley MBC
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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