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ArtistMaker: MARKWORT, Wayne
TitleOfWork: Marker stone
DescriptionOfPhoto: view of face with skateboarder (cyclist on reverse)
DateOfCreation: 2001
Dimensions: 135 cms high x 120 cms wide x 35 cms deep
Medium: stone
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: b076ie
Description: Two entrance waymarkers in green sandstone. Each single stone is set upright into the grass.
One near the Park car park entrance has a phoenix carved in relief facing Phoenix Lane. The rest of the stone has been left rough cut except for a sloping edge which has the words: PHOENIX / PARK carved in it.
The other stone has elements from the park carved in relief on its two main faces. One shows a spiral, animals and trees,

Dimensions: Map Entrance waymarker: 160 cm high x 100cm wide x 35 cm deep
Phoenix Entrance waymarker: 150 cm high x 100cm wide x 60 cm deep
Dinosaur Head: 90 cms high x 110 cms wide x 50 cms deep
Snake Head: 130 cms high x 105 cms wide x 70 cms deep
Turtle Heads: 110 cms high x 90 cms wide x 80 cms deep
Red sandstone Yorkshire Rose??: 100 cms high x 100 cms wide x 50 cms deep
Red sandstone Skate boarder/Cyclist: 135 cms high x 120 cms wide x 35 cms deep

Commission: Project overseen by Groundworks; project manager Laura McBride.

Comment: The waymarkers were designed to reflect activities in the new park, not its past history. The skateboarder was included because there were plans to include a Skateboard park on the site; now sited on the other side of Phoenix Lane. The Phoenix represents the name of the park, and the Rose is a reference to Yorkshire. The snake head was the product of another local competition for which local people were asked what a piece of sandstone most looked like. Markwort then carved the stone to turn it into the winning entry.

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