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Pearls of barley, Photo by: Jennifer Handley

 

'Steeped Vessels', Photo by: Jennifer Handley

 

 

 

Steeped Vessels

Ian Randall

Genre: Sculpture

Article by: Jennifer Handley - First Published: 7 October 2011

'Steeped Vessels' is a bronze and stainless steel sculpture at the heart of Brewery Wharf in Leeds. The piece is by Yorkshire sculptor Ian Randall and was installed in 2006 as part of the regeneration master plan for this area of the waterfront by Architects, DLA Design.

Three giant barley corns morph vertically into the prows of boats and appear to be tied down as if being pulled from above. What is rather lovely are the surrounding 'scattered' barley pearls which act as seating in the public square.

The barley references the brewing industry (Tetley's) that formerly occupied the site, now having undergone extensive regeneration to the cost of 100m. The sculpture itself cost 150k and at six meters high, took only four hours to put together once it arrived on site.

 

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