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|TitleOfWork:||'Sandwich Thief' and 'Banana Bug'|
|DescriptionOfPhoto:||view of 'Sandwich Thief'|
|Dimensions:||Height: 240cm; Width: 60 cm; Depth: 45 cm|
|Medium:||wood; horse chestnut|
|Location:||Rotherham District and General Hospital|
|ImageCopyright:||Sheffield Hallam University|
|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.