The choice of the new £2 million sculpture in Birmingham will be revealed next month.
There are five creations on the Big Art Project shortlist, with the winning artist announced in a special ceremony at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
We will find out on April 18 whether the controversial sculpture which looks like a train crash could stand outside Curzon Street Station.
Brummie artist Roger Hiorns’ entry, called As Yet Untitled, is meant to symbolise “the shaping of our sexual identities”.
But as it depicts locomotives and engines lying on their side as if they’ve come off the rails, the work has raised eyebrows, especially due to the setting.
One train expert called it "disgusting and shocking".
The Birmingham Big Art Project has the aim of finding an iconic piece of public art to stand in a new Curzon Square at the western entrance of Eastside City Park.
Curzon Street Station is due to be the hub bringing passengers to Birmingham on the new HS2 high-speed railway.
The sculpture has to be “imaginative, interesting, thought-provoking, photogenic, interactive and gain international recognition”.
The project is costing £2 million, with the money raised from individual and corporate donors and an £80,000 Arts Council grant.
Other contenders for the commission include Small Giants by Brian Griffiths, a giant golden decorated ring plus a series of pieces of jewellery made in the Jewellery Quarter which can be worn by the people of Birmingham.
Then there’s Station Clock by Susan Philipsz, a singing clock with 12 Brummies recorded singing notes for every hour.
Blueprint for Happiness by Heather and Ivan Morison are colliding golden cubes while Industrial Revolution by Keith Wilson is a slowing moving sculpture.
Models of the shortlisted sculptures have been on display at Millennium Point and the Library of Birmingham with ballot boxes for visitors to vote for their favourite pieces.
The public’s choice will be taken into consideration when the steering panel make their final decision.
A Birmingham Mail poll chose the huge ring of Small Giants as the favourite with 36 per cent of the vote.
The grand unveiling of the sculpture will take place next year.