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|ArtistMaker:||BADICS; James<! -- If you add additional data fields, increment the rowspan accordingly. -->|
|Dimensions:||Height: 240 cm|
|Medium:||ceramic tiles on concrete form|
|Location:||Shopping Centre carpark|
|Street:||Bellows Road and Market Square|
|ImageCopyright:||Sheffield Hallam University|
|Description: The sculpture consists of two abstract forms built of concrete and covered with red and white ceramic tiles. Each red tile is 1 cm square; the white tiles are either 1 cm square or 6.5 x 2 cm. The sclpture has a central white shape suggesting both a cross or a figure. This is surrounded by a ring of interlocked forms with red outward-facing surfaces and white tiled surfaces facing inwards. This second shape forms a 'hedge' around the central white form reminiscent of a circle of dancing figures.
The base is a spiral of 16 overlapped concrete slabs: Height: 108 cm high. Each slab is 184x122x8 cm.
Commission: The artist, an engineer, had been working on the new Shopping Centre and donated the sculpture to Rawmarsh. The costs of materials, £60, were met by the local council. The artist donated all other expenses. 
Comment: The piece generated an enormous amount of controversy with the local Citizen's Association, who were under the impression that it was a depiction of the Crucifixion.
Despite being used, on occasion, as a climbing frame for over 30 years the upper edges of the sculpture, whilst missing some tiles, are still in reasonable condition.
References:  Rotherham Advertiser: various articles. September 1967 and a large number of articles around June 22nd 1968.
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