Six steel tubes forming a circle are welded to a circular steel base. The tower-like structure tapers to about half of its lower diameter. Thinner tubes have been curved to represent flames at the top of the tower and these 'flames' are floodlit. Both the colour of the work and the flames allude to the Fires of Industry theme. This is underlined by the use of predominately red and purple-leaved plants for the landscaping.
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.The flames and the tower-like structure recall aspects of Dudley's industrial history.
|Part of work||Material||Dimensions|
|Six pipes||Steel, painted red||13cm diameter, 20m high, 1.3m wide (max.)|
|flames||Steel tubing, painted white||7cm diameter, 3 to 4m high|
|brick floor surround||red brick||circle of diameter 6.2m|
|base||steel, painted red||circle of 1.6m diameter|
PMSA recording information
|Precise location||on island at junction with Cinder Bank|
|A-Z ref||54 D5|
|Date of design||None|
|Year of unveiling||2000|
|Commissioned by||Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council|
|Duty of care||Dudley MBC|
|Listing status||Not listed|
|At risk?||No known risk|