Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield
Hallam University PUBLIC ART IN SHEFFIELD
Attercliffe Common and Coleridge Road
Outside the Ice Centre at the corner of Attercliffe
Common and Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9. (A-Z p.88 4C)
A stainless steel blade set vertically
on a circular base of the same metal. The blade is gently curved and marked
like the surface of an ice rink. The 'cuts' are actually in relief, making
them visible especially when lights in the steel base illuminate the blade.
The blade is set against a plain support of stainless steel. Bolted onto a
concrete base, the piece is situated in a triangular garden area between a
walkway and a wall bordering a car park. Weight 5 tons. Height:
Sheffield Venues. The artist won
a competition to design this piece. Mostly funded by Sport England through
Sports Lottery funding.
Designed and built February to May 2003. Fabricated with Mayflower Engineering
Unveiled May 21, 2003.
The artist says that Sheffield knives
and ice skating blades were the inspiration for the piece.