This rather lovely sculpture has only been in Victoria Square in Birmingham for a couple of weeks and the signage notes that it has been commissioned for a television series which will be launched later this year. There are 25 different steel figures who are together all pulling the city of Birmingham’s crest, a different way of looking at diversity and inclusion. It was designed by Luke Perry and the steel fabrication was completed at a metalworks factory in Cradley Heath.
I liked the key messages of the sculpture, namely “No-one is here without a struggle” and “We all came here from somewhere”. I’m rather engaged with this sculpture as although the message behind the artwork is clear, individuals can interpret it as they wish as everyone has their own struggles and challenges. Apparently this is a temporary artwork, but I hope that it goes somewhere else in the public realm so that it can be seen for a longer period of time.
There are more artworks from Luke Perry’s company, Industrial Heritage Stronghold at https://www.ihsartworks.com/.