Standing at nearly nine metres in height and about the same in width, the iconic installation is based on the popular Welcome to Yorkshire 'Y' logo. It will be seen by millions of people arriving at Doncaster Sheffield Airport and marks the imminent completion of the Great Yorkshire Way airport link road.
Chris Brammall (artist) comments:
"This piece is a modern symbol representing Yorkshire in the now, creating a landmark of significance with the capacity to capture a moment in time and form a lasting memory. This symbol will communicate on a visual and physical level and allow interaction, experience and memories to be formed."
Chris attended the official installation press launch on 26th April with Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive Welcome to Yorkshire and Ros Jones Mayor of Doncaster pictured above.
Located on the route of the Tour de Yorkshire, the gateway feature will be incorporated into local cycling routes encouraging people to interact with the new landmark. Parking and seating will also be provided for those who want to 'stop for a selfie' at the site.
The artwork was commissioned to Chris Brammall by Doncaster Council. Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said "The simplicity of its design, scale and quality is a bold statement reflecting the importance of Great Yorkshire Way as the gateway into Yorkshire and driver of economic growth for the local and regional economy."
Most of the Chris Brammall team were involved in the fabrication of the sculpture in our workshop in Ulverston and the piece was fitted by a three man team - Phil, Paul and Duncan.