Robert Erskine Sculptor
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Dead Blow 2011

Openshaw, Manchester, UK

Wrought stainless steel. Height 11 metres, width 14 metres.

"The sculpture is my take on the Nasmyth steam hammer first produced on this site. Without this simple yet powerful forging tool the Industrial Revolution would not have progressed. Openshaw deserves recognition for such a great engineering innovation."

Tunstall Shard 2008

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK

Wrought stainless steel. Height 10 metres, width 9 metres.

Celebrating the local skills and products of the pottery industry so famous on this former Wedgewood Pottery site, the shard shows the potter's thumb print enduring a legacy through history, such as the archaeological artefacts of ancient civilisations.

White Rhythm 2000

Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands

Wrought and painted high tensile steel. Height 8 metres, width 12 metres. Weight 13.5 tonnes.

Commissioned to represent Great Britain at the international culture symposium 'Sea of Steel', Erskine fabricated this piece at the Tata Steel facility on the Dutch coast, to create one of the works contributing to the new sculpture park. Unveiled and awarded first prize by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.

Quintisection 1994

Doxford, Durham, Sunderland, UK

Wrought stainless steel. Height 11.5 metres, width 5 metres.

Quintisection marks 700 years of shipbuilding by the communities in the north east of England. The UK's first large-scale ocean-going marine engines were produced on this site. The sculpture was unveiled by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It won the International Sir Otto Beit Award for Outstanding Public Sculpture Worldwide.

Power Rhythm 2000

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK

Wrought stainless steel. Height 16 metres, width 5 metres.

Winner of the National Design Competition for a landmark sculpture for the city of Peterborough to commemorate the new millennium, the opening of the Sustrans National Cycle Network, and to celebrate the contribution made by Perkins Caterpillar Diesel Engines facility to the local community.

Roll Down 1996

Bilston, Midlands, UK

Wrought stainless steel. Height 13 metres, width 3 metres.

Sited on the former Bilston Steel Works No.1 Furnace, on the Black Country Tourist Route, this piece echoes the rolling process of a steel bloom into a large scale plate. Nominated Anderson Sculpture Prize.

Gloria 1996

Canley, Coventry, UK

Wrought stainless steel. Height 9 metres, width 8 metres.

On the historic site of the Triumph cars facility, this sculpture was commissioned to mark the centenary of the British car industry and recognise the communities of the West Midlands whose skills established it's deserved reputation. The form of the sculpture pays tribute to the technique of the wheeling machine used to curve body panels.

Jerusalem Circle 1986

Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK

Wrought bronze. Height 7 metres, width 4 metres.

Commissioned by EPR Partnership for their award winning Sun Life of Canada Headquarters, exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London.

Passers-By 1986

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK

Wrought bronze. Height 3 metres, width 2 metres.

Commissioned by the Crown Estate Commissioners to coincide with the opening of a new mall, the sculpture becomes part of the rhythm of busy shoppers and commuters.