NEDCC Offices. Chesterfield 2008

3 x 3 x 1 .5m Tiger Skin granite, Cast Iron, BEAM. North East Derbyshire District Council.

Dan Archer was commissioned by arts organisation BEAM to create a sculpture for the entrance to North East Derbyshire District Council’s offices in Chesterfield. The work, comprising 2 distinct parts related to themes in Archer’s work of using architectural forms, doorways, portals and steles. The rough edges of the portal evoke the wild rock formations of the Peak District, set against the precise geometry of its internal opening. The cast iron form indicated local industrial heritage, and the angle of the crooked spire of Chesterfield, text cast into the form names former colliery villages.

Iron being poured at H Downs and Sons foundry in Huddersfield

Granite quarry in Xiamen