Paul Margetts
   Sculpture and Metal-Work

Field House Farm
Belbroughton
Stourbridge
Worcs. DY9 9SS
01562 730003
margettssculpture@btinternet.com 

"Flying Geese" Feature Sculpture for Traffic Island on the A6, Belper, Derbyshire.

sculpture of flying birds on roundabout in belper This sculpture was commissioned by Belper Art in Public Places to celebrate the millennium and enhance a new traffic island on the busy A6. The sculpture is 5 metres in height and the plinth depicts features of the area's industrial history.
The "Flying Geese" theme was inspired by the bird life on the River Derwent that flows through the town and has shaped its past.

"Water Wheel" - the growth of industry in Belper was powered by the flow of water down the River Derwent

"Cotton Reel" - cotton was spun in Belper for many years and exported throughout the world

Belper was well known for its manufacture of various types of nails

"Shuttles" - a reference to the weaving industry that flourished in the region.

 

N.B All designs are protected by copyright Paul Margetts 2013

Sculpture in Metal