Made of cast aluminium and steel, the sculpture is sixteen metres tall, located at South Waterside, Lincoln.
The work was commissioned following an open competition to create a new piece of artwork for this specific location in Lincoln.
Inspired by blades of a gas turbine, this sculpture of celebratory stylised figures is to celebrate the Millenium. Within the work, the turbine blades transform into figures that reach out, but do not touch, to empower one another, like the blades empower one another within the turbine.
On one side there is a large ‘ring’ structure for the public to walk through. On the other bank a single arched cantilever structure stretches across the river.
About the Designer
Stephen Broadbent (1961 –)
Stephen Broadbent is a Liverpool based sculptor specialising in public art. In the early 1990’s he established ‘Broadbent’ a creative design company to develop and respond to the challenge presented by the development of urban landscapes, corporate and domestic interiors.
Involved with numerous public art projects over the last twenty years his work demonstrates a role whereby artists are radically engaged in the community. He is passionate about the regeneration of towns and cities and has successfully completed many commissions for private corporations, local authorities and community groups. www.northlightgallery.org.uk