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ArtistMaker: THOMSON, Jason AND Coralie TURPIN
TitleOfWork: Dinosaur
DescriptionOfPhoto: overview from Compass Point
DateOfCreation: 2001
Medium: cast iron and concrete
Location: Phoenix Park. (SE 446405)
AtoZReference: p.29 1G
Street: Phoenix Lane
TownOrVillage: Thurnscoe
AreaInTown: Thurnscoe East
MetropolitanBorough: Barnsley
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: b076iiib
Location: On the hillside of the eastern end of the Park.

Description: A large area of concrete on the hillside into which shapes cut from steel plate are set to form the skeleton of a stegosaurus-like dinosaur. The head is three dimensional and cast in iron. The steel was allowed to rust so that it matched the colour of the head.

Dimensions: Whole piece: concrete; cut metal plate, cast metal c. 10 m long
Head: cast metal 26 cms high x 120 cms long x 65 wide

Commission: Project overseen by Groundworks.

Comment: The dinosaur is a reference to the prehistoric history of the site.
Some graffiti markings are scratched in the concrete. The metal has not been touched.

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