Steve Field (sculptor)
3 May 1954
Saltash, Cornwall, England
Stephen (Steve) Field RBSA (born 3 May 1954 in Saltash, Cornwall) is an English sculptor, muralist and mosaicist, active mainly in the West Midlands, particularly the Black Country, where a number of his works are on public display. He has been resident artist and public art adviser to Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, since 1988, and is a member of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, the Contemporary Glass Society and the British Association of Modern Mosaic. He coordinated Dudley's Millennium Sculpture Trail.
He studied at the University of Sheffield, earning a degree in architecture, and Wolverhampton Polytechnic, where he achieved a master's degree in fine art. He cites his influences as futurism and vorticism, the sculptor Walter Ritchie, his MPhil examiner David Harding, and the Mexican muralists.
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|Birth of Pegasus||Brotherton Street, Pye Bank, Sheffield||1977||Mural||Dulux paint||Depicts Pegasus. Completed as part of Field's degree studies at Sheffield University. Paint donated by Dulux. The house on which this was painted was due for demolition in 2010.
|Industries of the Lye||Lye||1989||Mural|| Removed 2010
|Cameo||Stourbridge bus interchange||1994||Mosaics and anamorphic columns||Centro||Mosaics of a grey heron and a cockerel, based on cameo glass from nearby Broadfield House Glass Museum.
|Sunbeam Car Panels||St. John's Retail Park, Wolverhampton||1995||Relief||Bronze||3m by 2m||(approx)||(with John McKenna ARBS sculptor)
|The Lone Rider||Penn Road, Blakenhall, Wolverhampton||1996||Sculpture||Hoptonwood limestone||Marks the site of the former AJS motorcycle factory. Carved by Robert Bowers, assisted by Michael Scheuermann.
|Moonstones||Asda supermarket, Queslett Road, Great Barr||1998||Carving||Stone||Asda||Nine stones, depicting members of the Lunar Society
|Sleipnir||Hill, overlooking Wednesbury Great Western Street metro stop||1998||Depicting Sleipnir, Odin's mythical eight-legged horse
|Maypole||Junction of Maypole Street and Windmill Bank, Wombourne||1999||Sculpture||Steel||Wombourne Parish Council||Includes mosaic work by Cathryn Ryall.
|Salamander in Flames||Flood Street Island, Dudley||2000||Part of Dudley Millennium Sculpture Trail. Lettering by Malcolm Sier. Fabrication by Apollo Engineering, Brierley Hill. Depicts a salamander, in reference to salamanders in metallurgy.
|Fleet Air Arm Memorial||National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas||2009||Granite, on a Portland stone base||
|Hovering Kestrel||Citadel Logistics Centre, Bilston||2011||Stainless steel||(with John McKenna ARBS Sculptor)|
|Fons Juventis||Park Hall Academy, Castle Bromwich||2011||Stainless steel||Park Hall Academy||Relief sculpture. Artist's sketch pictured
|Civil war sculpture||Stevens Park, Wollescote||2011||(with Graham Jones) Depicts Prince Rupert hiding from the Roundheads in the well at Wollescote Hall.
|Anamorphic Portico||West Bromwich bus station||1999-2002||Mosaic and anamorphic column||Images loosely derived from David Christie Murray's book A Capful o' Nails.
|Giant pictorial sundial||Measham Millennium Green||2002||Sundial||Commemorating Joseph Wilkes.
Field as also written articles about his work:
- —— (Spring 2003). "A Trail through Time – Dudley's Millennium Sculpture Trail". The Blackcountryman. 36 (2): 41. ISSN 0006-4335.
- —— (Summer 2003). "Commemorating Wolverhampton's Historic Vehicles". The Blackcountryman. 36 (3): 53. ISSN 0006-4335.
- —— (Autumn 2003). "The Story of Sleipnir". The Blackcountryman. 36 (4): 31. ISSN 0006-4335.
- "Public Art". Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
- "Millennium Sculpture Trail – Flood Street Island". BBC Online. 2003. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
- "Stephen Field". Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
- "Mosaic Image – About Us". Retrieved 21 October 2013.
- "Dudley Millennium Sculpture Trail". BBC Online. 2003. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
- Suart, Paul (20 July 2011). "EMOTIONAL RETURN TO MARK 60 YEARS". Birmingham Evening Mail. Retrieved 2013-10-18 – via HighBeam. (Subscription required (help)).
- Noszlopy, George Thomas; Waterhouse, Fiona (1 January 2005). Public Sculpture of Staffordshire and the Black Country. Liverpool University Press. ISBN 9780853239895.
- "Field, Steve: 'Pegasus' mural". Public Art Research Archive. Sheffield Hallam University. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
- "Mythical mural". Burngreave Messenger. October 2006. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
- Bennett, John (1990). Public Art Guide. Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council. p. 41. ISBN 0900911271.
- "Anamorphic Mosaics". Mosaic Image. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
- "The Lone Rider". The Lone Rider. Public Monuments and Sculpture Association. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
- Noszlopy, George T. (1998). Public Sculpture of Birmingham. Jeremy Beach (ed.). Liverpool University Press. ISBN 0853236925.
- "'SILLY' STATUE SPARKS ROW; Horse sculptor defends work". Birmingham Evening Mail. 8 July 1998 – via HighBeam. (Subscription required (help)).
- "Maypole". Public Monuments and Sculpture Association. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
- "Park sculpture immortalises moment in Stourbridge history". Stourbridge News. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
- "Sundials". Mosaic Image. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
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