Public Art

Blondin

Commissioned by Birmingham City Council

Informal sign, central reservation, Ladywood Middleway, Birmingham

Public consultation with the local residents association, Ladywood Forum

Blondin, the tightrope walker, also famously walked the local Edgbaston reservoir. Here he is atop a 4m plinth to walk Birmingham’s inner ring road. He strides out to link up the two halves of Ladywood that were separated by the busy dual carriageway. The sculpture also works as an informal sign, directing traffic to the shopping area. 

 

size: 650cm x 300cm x 300cm

materials: steel, zinc sprayed, bronze coated, patinated

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