Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield Hallam University

Jason Thomson
'The Beasts of Brincliffe', 1999
Brincliffe Park, Sheffield S11

Brincliffe 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' Literary Festival.

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.

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