Empowerment

by Lynda August. 28, 2011 5866 views

Visited Lincoln while on holiday.

Empowerment is a public sculpture in the centre of the city of Lincoln in England.

Designed by the artist Stephen Broadbent, sponsored by Alstom Power (now Siemens), and completed in 2002, the sculpture spans the River Witham in Lincoln's City Square. It takes the form of two aluminium-and-steel human figures reaching to each other across the water. The design is intended to echo the shape of turbine blades, in recognition of Lincoln's industrial heritage.

At 16 metres tall, Empowerment is the largest sculpture in Lincolnshire.Increasingly, it is used alongside more traditional images of Lincoln — the cathedral and castle — as a recognisable ‘tourist emblem’ of the city (similar to the adoption of the Angel of the North as a symbol of North East England).

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Tilly10 7 years, 7 months ago

cool

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Jet28 9 years, 2 months ago

I love it!

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Tom Thompson 9 years, 2 months ago

What a sculpture very cool well done on the capture

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Renato Martins 9 years, 2 months ago

Very nice place

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Patricia Gonzales 9 years, 2 months ago

Lovely sculpture and photos~

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Davorka ČEoviä‡ 9 years, 2 months ago

beautiful and creative sculpture, really beautifully captured!

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