As World Book Day approaches it seems like a timely opportunity to share details of the 'Books to Birds' project we designed, manufactured and installed at Dowdales School, Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria. The project also included several signs around the school complex.
Inspired by education and the natural environment the sculpture depicts a 'learning to fly theme'. Books to Birds celebrated the opening of a new library at the school and also created an outdoor reading area for pupils.
Books to Birds was one of the very first sculptures commissioned to Chris Brammall, which - to this day - remains an iconic project in Cumbria. The materials used - Corten, stainless steel and timber - have proven to stand the test of time and the sculpture looks as fresh today as the day it was installed.
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