|TitleOfWork:||'Taking Flight' - title plaque|
|Dimensions:||Ht: 1 - 3m|
|Medium:||wrought industrial steel|
|Location:||Sunderland - Monkwearmouth|
|Country:||UK - England|
|ImageCopyright:||Sheffield Hallam University|
|The five pieces progressively transform from an industrial steel girder into a cormorant taking flight, becoming larger as this happens. |
Part of the St Peter's Riverside Sculpture Project which began in 1989 with a feasibility study by the Artists' Agency, who have been based in Sunderland since 1983.
In December 1991 Colin Wilbourn was employed as sculptor in residence until May 1993. The residency and the project were eventually extended into 1997 with Karl Fisher being appointed as full-time assistant to Colin Wilbourn in 1992. In 1993 Chaz Brenchley was added to the team as crime writer in residence and at the end of 1994 Craig Knowles set up a working forge as artist-blacksmith. Work was carried out on site throughout the project.