Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield
Hallam University PUBLIC ART IN SHEFFIELD
1 King Street, Sheffield S1
Glass fibre on a metal armature
High up on the wall of 1 King
Street, Sheffield S1. (A-Z p5 2F)
Glass fibre on a metal armature.
The materials were chosen to keep the piece "light and stable"
as it was to be installed on the outside wall of the building. The 8 ft
high figure has a bundle of metal rods in his right hand.
Horne Bros. This building was
their head office in Sheffield. Tietze "decided to use the god of steel
- Vulcan - as being representative of Sheffield, then a thriving steel town".
Vulcan also appears on Sheffield's Coat of Arms and on a number of other
pieces in the city.
'Vulcan' is prominently sited
overlooking Castle Square. This was Tiezte's second commission after leaving
the Slade School of Fine Art.
More of Boris Tietze's work and a biography can be found on the site he
shares with his wife Margaret at http://www.Tietze.co.uk.