Under an arch of the railway from Piccadilly to Oxford Road is a stone statue which shows a life sized Archimedes leaping naked from his bath whilst experiencing his "eureka moment". It was created by the artist Thomas W Dagnall and unveiled in September 1990.
The view here is through the Technology Arch, a sculpture by Axel Wolkenhauer. It consists of thick metal ropes set into a mobius strip, and passing upwards into an arch. It is set on a circular metal base. The work refers to spiral forms in time and space. The mobius or endless loop and the materials used create a dialogue between science and nature. A base plaque states "Made possible by North West Arts and British Ropes Ltd, 1989".
Early commentators have been asking for a front view of Archimedes so here it is
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These sculptures are just a few of the interesting things I found on a walk following the railway arches from Piccadilly to Oxford Road. The whole walk can be visited on the Geograph blog.
Further A posts can be discovered at ABC Wednesday.