Thursday, 9 May 2013

The loving care of bankers


This rather touching sculpture of an ‘embryo man’ has a quite mundane interpretation.
The man is sitting within the shape of a 50p coin; and this 1976 piece is a tribute to the way that Trentham Gardens, here in Staffordshire, welcomed the staffs of the major banks, which re-located here during the Second World War.

Recent events might make people such as you and me rather sceptical about the inscription, which tells us that the work “…symbolises the all-embracing concern of the clearing banks for the financial well-being of their customers”.
Yes, well, I guess many people might be less inclined to believe that now!

Link:  The Fifty Pence Coin sculpture 

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