Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield
Hallam University PUBLIC ART IN SHEFFIELD
'Fish Knife-Salmon' Bench, 1998
Five Weirs Walk - Salmon Pastures
Five Weirs Walk - Salmon Pastures;
50m south of Washford Bridge. (A-Z p.88 6A)
Appears to be a pen-knife with
a salmon handle and a large number of retractable blades, displayed in a
Five Weirs Walk Trust.
The blades are those of the various
tools made in factories in the immediate vicinity. The bench has the minimum
of seating area, which has been sacrificed in order to use the wood to maximum
sculptural advantage. A second bench in the form of a Pike
and Tyre is also sited on the Salmon Pastures stretch of Five Weirs
Walk. A third bench, showing a newt on a log, was stolen before it was installed.