Scaffold Tubing Sculpture — RDP

Hi all 😃 My post for Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Unusual.

Scaffold sculpture
Scaffold sculpture

Working Horse Sculpture — PPAC #26

Hi all 😃 My entry for the Marsha & Cee’s Photographing Public Art Challenge, hosted this week by Marsha.

This sculpture of a working horse & handler can be found at the Falkirk Wheel. Working horses were key to industry back in the day & towed the barges along the canal, before they became motorised.

Overlooking the Marina on a rainy day — Pull Up a Seat #47 and PPAC #23

Hi all 😃 My entry for Xingfumamas Pull Up a Seat Challenge. There’s also a sculpture by the seat, so this is also my entry for PPAC, hosted this week by Marsha. There is no explanation for the sculpture; to me though it looks like the ruins of a church, particularly with the stained glass inserts 😃

Seat overlooking Auchinstarry Marina
Seat overlooking Auchinstarry Marina
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Giant Roman Head — #PPAC #1

Hi all 😃 My entry for the first Photographing Public Art Challenge, set this week by Marsha.

This giant roman head sculpture sits on what was once the site of the Antonine Wall in Scotland.

Giant Roman Head
Giant Roman Head
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Reflective Sculpture

Hi all 😁 This is a 2fer; it is my entry for Mind Over Memory’s Sculpture Saturday, and Lens-Artists guest host, Miriam’s challenge: Reflections.

These pictures were taken in the re-invented cloister garden of the Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew. The sulpture consists of several mirrored panels with verses on them, that you can walk around and amongst.

In some you get the reflection of the modern apartment building in front of the old Cathedral. Each aspect gives a different view and reflection 😀

Ghost — Sculpture Saturday

Hi all 😁 My latest for Chasingamemory’s Sculpture Saturday.

This sculpture stands outside the House for an Art Lover, in the grounds of Bellahouston Park. It was installed by Doug Cocker in 1999; it is “a vertical, hard, contemporary image contrasting with the history-laden mass of the building”.

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Elephant for Glasgow — Sculpture Saturday

Hi all 😁 My entry for Chasingamemory’s Sculpture Saturday.

Elephant for Glasgow was crafted in 2015 and came about when Kenny Hunter worked in partnership with House for an Art Lover; the result was a life-size elephant cast in part from recycled, redundant or scrap parts of locomotives. These were sourced from engines in India and South Africa that were originally built in Glasgow. This sculpture has been installed on the site of the 1938 British Empire Exhibition in Bellahouston Park.

And just to show the size of the sculpture…

Homage to Shipbuilding — Sculpture Saturday Dec 14

Hi all 😁 My entry for Mind Over Memory’s Sculpture Saturday.

This sculpture, designed by Jimmy Cosgrove, and constructed by Hector McGarva, was installed outside The House for an Art Lover in Oct 2005. It is made from cast iron and corten steel, and shows the silhouette of a shipyard worker and his dog; on the adjacent table lie the tools of his trade. The inscription on the sculpture reads “celebrate those who made the Clyde great”.

Homage to Shipbuilding bt Jez Braithwaite
Homage to Shipbuilding

Foot and Arch — Sculpture Saturday Photo Challenge

Hi all 😁 Here’s my entry for Mind Over Memory’s Sculpture Saturday Challenge.

This two piece sculpture was created by Indian sculptor, Ganesh Gohain, whilst on an art residency in Glasgow. It was installed in Bellahouston Park by Alan Kean in 2005.