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Rotherham Metropolitan Borough

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ArtistMaker: THOMSON; Jason
TitleOfWork: 'Sandwich Thief' and 'Banana Bug'
DescriptionOfPhoto: view of 'Sandwich Thief'
DateOfCreation: 1998
Dimensions: Height: 240cm; Width: 60 cm; Depth: 45 cm
Medium: wood; horse chestnut
Location: Rotherham District and General Hospital
AtoZReference: p.79 4E
Postcode: S60 2UD
Street: Moorgate Road
TownOrVillage: Rotherham
AreaInTown: Broom
MetropolitanBorough: Rotherham
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: r019ia
Location: 'Sandwich Thief' is sited on grass near the main entrance and 'Banana Bug' is located in an area with seating near the Oakwood Hall entrance used by hospital staff during their break periods.

Description: Both pieces are carved from a single piece of tree trunk. 'Sandwich Thief' shows a bird, with its wings outspread, sitting on a post and holding a half-eaten sandwich its claws. 'Banana Bug' is a half-peeled banana with a large beetle on its upper section.

Commission: When the new entrance to the hospital was built, a large horse chestnut had to be removed. These pieces are both carved from the wood of this tree.

Comment: This piece was stolen in broad daylight some time just before April 22nd 2004. A week later it was found by a passer-by where it had been abandoned in a field near Brierley, S. Yorkshire. Thanks in part to this website, and to Archie Sinclair of Barnsley MBC, the sculpture was identified and returned to the Hospital.

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