An artist who worked on the forthcoming blockbuster movie The Da Vinci Code is bidding to create Wolverhampton's newest public art work.
Wolverhampton University is considering commissioning Stephen Hicklin to make two sculptures to be placed outside the University's City Campus building in St Peter's Square.
He recently finished work as senior modeller on sets for the film, based on the bestselling Dan Brown novel.
The commission - worth around £50,000 - has attracted scores of entrants.
Welsh foundry Castle Fine Arts will then cast the designs into two bronze statues, with installation expected by October.
University vice-chancellor professor Caroline Gipps said: "As part of the University's New Horizons Regeneration Project, several new buildings have been completed on the Wolverhampton City Campus, and a condition of planning requires us to spend money on a piece of public art.
"We propose that pieces of sculpture are sited at either side of the front entrance to the Harrison Learning Centre to reflect the history of Wolverhampton and celebrate the contribution the University makes to the city."