Sculpture > Public art
Bottle and CD
The sculpture is positioned on a roundabout between a Tesco and the Reebok Stadium and commemorates the country’s The Horwich Locomotive Works last major works of its kind in the country. The sculpture is a life-size fragmented steam engine erupting from the earth. It disappears and reappears as the motorist drives past. The sculpture, although like a ghost of the past, is meant as a monument in memory of a powerfully potent legacy to the people and region. Made for Bolton Council and Tescos in Horwich, Manchester. The artwork was made in nearby Oldham in a steel fabricators once a thriving industry in the area but still doing quite well making public art and oil drilling platforms.
The notion of sculpture where the kinetic element is provided by the viewer’s changing point of view is a fascinating one and something I wish to explore further.