Ouch!

After an unfortunate driving incident, The Sunflower sculpture created by Ironart and situated at the bottom of Bathwick Hill in Bath was damaged by a direct hit during the Christmas break. Fortunately, the driver was ok but sadly the level of damage means that it is beyond economical repair.

Very early last Sunday, to avoid the weekend traffic, the dismantling team assembled on the roundabout at the bottom of Bathwick Hill, Bath to remove the damaged Sunflower. Even though it was sad to see The Sunflower come down in these circumstances, the process of taking it apart went well and within two hours The Sunflower and it’s 4 large concrete counterweights had all been removed successfully. A few residents assembled to watch the process and were sad to see it go too. See images below of the process.

We are currently in negotiations with Bath and North East Somerset Council as to whether we will rebuild it for a potential new home in the city. Watch this space…

Tour of Britain Sun Flower

On Friday the sixth stage of the Tour of Britain bike race kicked off in Bath. As many of you will know (the Wiggo sideburns are a dead giveaway) cycling is something that is very close to Andy’s heart – so no prizes for guessing who took full advantage of this wonderful photo opportunity!

Ironart’s Sun Flower was perfectly positioned as a backdrop as the peloton raced along Great Pulteney Street, zoomed past the sculpture on the Bathwick Hill roundabout, then headed off along Pulteney Road and out of Bath towards Bradford on Avon and Trowbridge. It was over in a flash, but it was a very beautiful moment.

 

 

 

 

Trial assembly of the Sun Flower sculpture…

Many hands on deck this morning as Andy put the Sun Flower sculpture together for the first time. The whole team here in the workshop were involved, with some head-scratching and problem solving along the way. The sculpture looks incredible and will look even more striking once painted. All feeling very excited about this project, which will be the second piece of public art that we’ve had on display on the Bathwick Hill roundabout. The sculpture is for sale and we are looking for someone to fund it’s permanent installation elsewhere in the City in 2015. Please contact us on 01225 311723 if you would like more details about this.