Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield
Hallam University PUBLIC ART IN SHEFFIELD
'The Beasts of Brincliffe', 1999
Brincliffe Park, Sheffield S11
Park, Sheffield S11. The Park is located between Chelsea Road and
Brincliffe Edge Road. (A-Z p.110 2A)
The trunk of a tree sawn off just
above the beginnings of two major branches. Bravura carving; the main figures
being a bat and an owl which are placed back to back, utilising the two
diverging branches of the tree stump. Other figures are a dog chasing a
ball, a fox peeping out of a hole, and a beetle. A book appears on each
side the trunk; details of the commission and title and date of the piece
appear on these.
Through Sheffield's 'Off the Shelf'
A very popular piece. Whenever
we have visited the park to look at or photograph the work, all passers
by, without exception, have come up to talk about it.