Hand - John Muvaney
to the housing estate at Wolverton Road is a special trail of small
scale artworks. They are designed to be accessible for local people.The
sculptures are based on fossils.
Hand - by John Mulvaney
giant hand cast from aluminum sweeping the ground, perhaps to represent
the hand of an archaeologist, was designed by Staffordshire based
artist John Mulvaney.
Mulvaney, also organised a competition for local school
children to come up with an idea for him to carve as an object for
the hand to "find". A kind of stone "time machine" was the result
which you can find sat near the hand.
Fossil - Natasha Carsberg
Carsberg responded to the given topic of 'ancient time' by creating
sculptures based on a fossil. The triffid-like sculpture is described
by her as a 'living fossil'.
bright colours are an attempt to remind the viewer that all fossils
were once living things.
fossil - Michael Konu
Konu, who trained at Wolverhampton School of Art and Design, carved
this limestone spiral form, reminiscent of a gastropod (snail).
He explains: "The spiral shape symbolises the cycle of life.
The way living things are made from elements and minerals, and when
they die they become elements and minerals again…."
gilding on one side represents the valuable resources that have
been discovered in and around the Black Country.
Labyrinth - Jim Buhcanan
expert Jim Buchanan of Scotland has cleverly used soil from the
road building to make a mound with a spiral path that provides dramatic
views of Dudley Castle. At the top is an artificial boulder inlaid
with a relief of the original 'Greek Labyrinth' pattern. A good
place from which to view the changing face of the Black Country.
Stone - Jon Vaughan
Vaughan of Wednesbury, who has spent a lot of time in Romania created
a 'standing stone' partly inspired by the work of Romanian sculptor
- Mike Lyons
by the path to the dramatic red footbridge bridge, international
artist Mike Lyons created the powerful bright 'JCB yellow' sculpture.
It is an abstraction of a section of rock strata from the area,
also reminiscent of a sunburst.
Dudley's Millennium Sculpture Trail full picture gallery