This sculpture by the artist Michael Sandle is called ‘Der Trommler’, which means ‘The Drummer’. The sculpture is made out of bronze and shows a striding figure beating a drum.
Michael Sandler spent some time living in Germany and was fascinated by the parades that he saw there. He described one parade he saw in Basle:
‘I went to Basle to see the celebrated procession which starts at four o’clock in the morning, God knows how many drummers… And I saw a man dressed in black wearing a gas mask in the procession, playing a drum. It was very exciting, the sound was amazing.’
Have you ever watched a parade or a group of drummers? Do you like the sound of drumming? What does the sculpture remind you of?
© Michael Sandle