Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Connecting The City

     This sculpture by Rick Faulkner stands in Duke Street, opposite one of the entrances to Forster Square railway station, it uses the idea of the thread as a connection to the city centre.  The needle and thread theme is also a tribute to the burlers and menders who worked in the mills of Bradford and who examined and repaired tiny flaws in the miles of woven fabric that the city once produced.
     I had an aunt that did this job for most of her life, retirement age was sixty years, she carried on working until she was seventy two, starting at something like six in the morning.  It sounds tough, but  I suppose we could all end up working at this age to pay off the national debt.

1 comment:

  1. That's quite a unique sculpture. It sure will be interesting what will happen with the current debt bubble about to burst.