Dog Blog 0.1 – A Heart of Steel

Phoebe Rozalsina What's New?

I’m a big dog with an even bigger heart and what better to write about for my first Dog Blog than the exciting forthcoming Yorkshire Man of Steel art installation in South Yorkshire.

The Yorkshire Man of steel began as an idea five years ago by artist Steve Medhi to remember the men and women he worked with in the steelworks in Sheffield. Following the demise of The Pepperpots in 2008 the idea has grown into a large collaborative project led by private sector partners such as Mott MacDonald, Axis architects, and Performance Engineered Solutions Ltd. Both Sheffield Universities have supplied expertise and resources and continue to play a part in the project.

The Heart of Steel appeal was launched at the Chimney House, Kelham Island, on Monday 30th June 2014 at and event hosted by Lupton Fawcett Dennison Till for all the stakeholders. It will be an opportunity for the public join the support and have their names included on a Heart made from super alloys; Now the reason i’m telling you this is because I, Phoebe Rozalsina, hold a very special place in the heart of the MoS project and have the distinction as the only dog to have its name engraved on the heart.

The Heart of Steel will be a 2.5 tonne sculpture, made from super alloys and containing up to 150,000 names of individuals drawn from across the region. It will eventually reside inside the chest of the Yorkshire Man of Steel. Before then the Heart sculpture will go on show in Rotherham and Sheffield in a few months from now.
Until now the project has been supported entirely by the private sector. This is an opportunity for anyone to have their name – or that of a loved one – included on the Heart of Steel for £20 and support  this landmark sculpture project. All you have to do is go to www.yorkshiremanofsteel.com and click HERE to ‘donate’.

The Heart of Steel sculpture is sponsored by a local Sheffield company with an International presence: Maher Ltd supply and manufacture parts using specialised ‘super’ alloys. Their materials are used in aerospace, gas turbines and the automotive industries. They are at the Heart of the Yorkshire Man of Steel project and the centre of the new technology sector that has revitalised the region. Gerry Clark is their Commercial Director and he approached me out of the blue a few months ago and asked how Maher could support the project. Their generous contribution is typical of the private sector support the project has benefited from over the last 4 years. It is also appropriate that the Heart of Steel will be made from ‘super alloys’ which are at the forefront of modern technologies represented across the region in specialised manufacturing.

Check out the article in The Star newspaper http://www.thestar.co.uk/what-s-on/out-about/putting-heart-into-appeal-1-6708593

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