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James Watt
Greenock, Renfrewshire 1736 - Handsworth, Birmingham 1819
Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose improvements to the Newcomen steam engine were fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both his native Great Britain and the rest of the world
Vincent Woropay

Birmingham /  Wattilisk   Birmingham /  Wattilisk


Five black Indian granite busts of James Watt balanced on top of one another, decreasing in size like a Russian Doll. Starting with a stone block at the base, each head becomes increasingly more sculptured and refined until Watt's visage is fully apparent at the summit.

Birmingham - Wattilisk Birmingham - Wattilisk Birmingham - Wattilisk


The inspiration for the piece is clearly Watt's art-carving machine invention.



Locatie (N 52°28'58" - W 1°53'34") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: gbwm062; Photograph: 24 June 2014
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