The Iron Wheel at Wincobank

The Iron Wheel at Wincobank

Working with local schools and residents of Wincobank Hill, the site of an Iron Age Hillfort on the ancient border of the Brigantes territory, I helped design and co-create a unique piece of eco land-art; combining Iron Age heritage with the ‘iron wheels’ of the Tour de France.

To celebrate the Grand Départ,which passed over Wincobank Hill on July 6th 2014, this huge circular motif was sited close to the route on Wincobank Common. Measuring 15m x 15m, our Iron Wheel motif was designed to be clearly visible from the press helicopters monitoring the tour as it passed by – conveying the Iron Age heritage of the hill at a glance.

The motif remained on the ground until it eventually dispersed naturally, leaving an imprint on the grass that was visible from the air for some time to come.

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