Famous Horse Artists
|First Posted: Jan 11, 2014 |
Jan 11, 2014
Andy Scott Sculptor
Andy Scott is a Scottish figurative sculptor, working in galvanised steel, fibreglass, and cast bronze. He graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1986 with a BA Hons in Fine Art Sculpture and in 1987 with a Diploma in Postgraduate Studies. Scott's sculptural practice combines traditional dexterity and draightsmanship with contemporary fabrication techniques, and many of his works are site specific, creating narratives and a powerful sense of place within urban developments. They range in size from 3 to 30 meters in hght. Andy Scott has completed more than 70 projects across the United Kingdom and internationally. Scott is based in Maryhill, Glasgow, and specialises in public art.
"The Kelpies (Maquettes)" - Field Museum, Chicago
"The Kelpies are 30 metre high horse head sculptures, standing next to the Forth and Clyde Canal, Scotland and they look absolutely awesome. The sculptures are designed by sculptor Andy Scott... They form a dramatic gateway at the eastern entrance to the Forth and Clyde canal, and the new canal extension built as part of The Helix land transformation project. The Kelpies are a monument to horse powered heritage across Scotland. The sculptures will open to the public in April 2014. As part of the project, they will have their own visitor centre, and sit beside a newly developed canal turning pool and extension. This canal extension reconnects the Forth & Clyde Canal with the River Forth, and improves navigation between the East and West of Scotland. There's been some debate in response to the video as to whether the Kelpies are in Falkirk or Grangemouth. I'm afraid I don't know but they are magnificent."
"COB" - Bexley, London (left) and "Heavy Horse" - Glasgow, Scotland (right)
"Equus Altus" - inside Trinity Leeds, Leeds, England
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