Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield Hallam University

Vega Bermejo
'Pigeons', 1991
Cornish Street (missing - stolen)

Cornish Street, visible from Penistone Road (A61). Situated for a number of years at the back of a triangle of waste ground, now grassed over. The area was finally altered as part of major road alterations relating to the installation of Sheffield Supertram along Penistone Road, which were completed in 1995. The piece is now more visible.
Paul Carruther's Lights and Vic Brailsford's 'Cutlery' are very close to this piece. (A-Z p86 6D)

Coping stone for brick ornamental wall, which encloses an area for ornamental planting, not yet carried out.

Sheffield City Council. The artist was approached and asked to provide a piece for the site.

Bermejo feels that the paired birds relate to still occupied pigeon lofts further up the Penistone Road and to city life in general. There is a strong symmetry in the position of the two pigeons, and indeed from one particular view point they appear to be one bird.

Update: This piece was stolen in 2002. It has not been recovered.

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