PMSA National Recording Project - South Yorkshire

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough

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ArtistMaker: not known
TitleOfWork: 'Phoenix'
DescriptionOfPhoto: rear view
DateOfCreation: not known
Dimensions: Height: 450 cm
Medium: painted stainless steel
Location: In the middle of the roundabout at the junction of Bessemer Way and Sheffield Road
AtoZReference: p.78 5B
Street: Bessemer Way and Sheffield Road
TownOrVillage: Rotherham
AreaInTown: Templeborough
MetropolitanBorough: Rotherham
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: r035e
Description: A silver bird with flame like wings meeting above its head. The body of the bird is represented by two curling sweeps of steel, the head, tail and wings are more accurately formed.

Commission: not known

Comment: The Phoenix Works used to be on this site. By the time that the giant Templeborough Works were constructed the name of the parent company had changed, however the company magazine was still called The Phoenix Gazette. The concept of something being born from the fire was thought to be very appropriate for the redevelopment of the area.
There is no plaque onsite with information on this piece.
A painted mural also showing the birth of a Phoenix is to be found on the adjacent retaining wall of Bessemer Way.

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