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I Saw A Dream....



.... So I took a picture of it.

Now that it has been finished I went back to the Dream high on the old Sutton Manor Colliery in St. Helens.

Dream was commissioned by local ex-miners and St.Helens Council as part of Channel 4's Big Art Project, an ambitious public art commissioning initiative supported by Arts Council England, the national development agency for the arts, and The Art Fund, the UK's leading independent art charity.

I Saw A Dream....



.... So I took a picture of it.

Now that it has been finished I went back to the Dream high on the old Sutton Manor Colliery in St. Helens.

Dream was commissioned by local ex-miners and St.Helens Council as part of Channel 4's Big Art Project, an ambitious public art commissioning initiative supported by Arts Council England, the national development agency for the arts, and The Art Fund, the UK's leading independent art charity.

comments (8)

I like it, but I do think that Gormley's Angel has convinced everyone that big is best. I wonder if there's room for all these giant pieces?
Les Auld: Sooner or later we will run out pf room, but until then it will provide more thinks to photograph. Thanks for the comment.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Dec 2009, 09:39
Looks enormous Les: can it be seen for miles?
Les Auld: It can Chris, the artist wanted to put a searchlight shining straight up but it was not allowed on the grounds of Health and Safety. It was thought that motorists would stop on the M62 just to stare at it! Thanks for the comment.
What is he/she made from, it looks like stone, or is it made to look like stone.
Les Auld: Some sort of stone powder I think, a bit like concrete but better. Thanks for the comment Linda.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Dec 2009, 10:37
It is rather beautiful in a monumental sort of way - I even like the way the blocks are so visible.
Ingrid
Les Auld: And quite serene Ingrid, thanks for the comment.
Is this close to the M62 Les? If so then I remember passing it a couplke of months ago.
Les Auld: It is just next to it Bernie, it was designed to be seen as the gateway structure for Merseyside. Thanks for the comment.
I bet it can be seen for miles Les.
Les Auld: It can Ron, thanks for the comment.
An amazing bit of sculpture Les, no doubt it will soon be as famous as the Angel of the North.
Les Auld: Maybe Brian, although I don't think it is as imposing, thanks for the comment.
its a remarkable sculpture Les and a very fine shot of it too smile
Les Auld: It does have an air about it Tim, thanks for the comment.

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