Iron Ring is a large-scale, iconic sculpture for Flint Castle in the form of a 30m diameter rusted steel ring resting on the banks of The Dee Estuary.
The sculpture symbolizes a giant rusted crown representing the intimate relationship between the medieval monarchies of Europe and the castles that they built.
The sculpture’s precarious balanced form, half buried beneath the ground, half projecting into the air, demonstrates the unstable nature of the crown.
Flint Castle was the setting as Richard II surrendered the crown to Henry IV, a momentous event that shaped the history of Britain and Europe.
Its scale and dynamic form, complemented by LED lighting, means that it will become an instantly recognizable landmark for the area.
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