Monday, 19 November 2012

Grandad’s Clock and Chair 1992

This amusing sculpture can be found in the quarter of Bradford called Little Germany, not far from the Cathedral.


This is an amusing interpretation of a mill owner’s office with a comfortable chair, mirror and grandfather clock. The work looks back to the past, but the swinging pendulum of the clock indicates that time does not stand still and the past has an important contribution to make to the future.

Timothy Shutter was commissioned by Bradford Council and the Little Germany Action Group in 1991 after his design won a sculpture competition. The work is carved
from sandstone and cost £5,000.

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