NAME : Empowerment  DATE : 2002  CLIENT : Lincoln City Council & Altsom Power LOCATION : Lincoln  PARTNERS : Gifford Engineering (now Ramboll) 


To create a bold and striking Sculpture to celebrate the millennium, that spans the River Witham in Lincoln’s city centre and act as focal point in this space. 


The sculpture takes its inspiration from the turbine blades, symbolic of the rich engineering heritage of Lincoln.

The theme of empowerment is reinforced by the sculpture’s position in City Square, linking the important ideal of empowerment and the citizen.

Within the work, the cast aluminium turbine blades transform into dynamic figures that reach out to empower one another, just as the blades empower one another within the turbine.

This  sculpture stands 16m tall at its highest point. 


making it happen 

The figures were fabricated