Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield
Hallam University PUBLIC ART IN SHEFFIELD
'Sun and Moon' and 'Snake in the Grass', 1994
(destroyed in 1997)
Children's play area, middle of
The Moor. (A-Z p4 6D)
Four roughly square ceramic panels
of descriptive tile shapes depict subjects of children's drawings. The panels
decorate the outer sides of brick planters already sited at either end of
the play area.
Sheffield City Council, the play
area provided by the Council with help from the government's urban programme
The images are derived from drawings
by children at Springfield Junior and Infant School, the snake more literally
than the sun and moon, which are common subjects. Primary colours are used
in tiles to suggest children's colours and to refer to the existing colour
scheme seen in the play area's protective rail, The high relief of the tiles
would probably be very appealing to children, but the image of the snake
is difficult to recognise.
When The Moor was refurbished
in 1997 this work was removed. Unfortunately the tiles could not be moved
intact and so this piece was destroyed.