Spital Hill in knots

Spital Hill Sculpture
Spital Hill Sculpture

Story:Amy Palmer | Photo: Mike Johnson

In our last print issue in October, we reported that the sculptures that form part of the Spital Hill improvements were to be installed by the end of the month. The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed they still aren't there.

Sculptor Mike Johnson has completed the giant steel and mosaic knots, having spent longer on them than expected, as he wanted them to be more impressive. One knot is three and a half metres high, big enough to walk through. The ground is currently being prepared for their installation outside the Vestry Hall, a former marriage venue, and at Caborn's Corner, often the meeting point for trade union marches, as the sculptures represent unity and a coming together of many threads to make something stronger.

Mike describes his work as “a feat of engineering, made by hand” in recognition of Sheffield workmanship and craftsmanship. The installation of the sculptures is now finally, as Mike hopes, “only weeks away.”

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