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Public art

Steve Stamford | Kelpies 2

Kelpies 2

Kelpies is the name given by the Scots to shape shifting water spirits who often appear in horse form, said to inhabit Scottish lochs and lakes. The Kelpies here are a modern art installation based on two real life Clydesdale horses - Duke and Baron. At a height of around 30 metres they are at present the largest equine sculptures in the world.
Steve Stamford | Kelpies 3

Kelpies 3

Kelpies is the name given by the Scots to shape shifting water spirits who often appear in horse form, said to inhabit Scottish lochs and lakes. The Kelpies here are a modern art installation based on two real life Clydesdale horses - Duke and Baron. At a height of around 30 metres they are at present the largest equine sculptures in the world.
Steve Stamford | Kelpies 1

Kelpies 1

Kelpies is the name given by the Scots to shape shifting water spirits who often appear in horse form, said to inhabit Scottish lochs and lakes. The Kelpies here are a modern art installation based on two real life Clydesdale horses - Duke and Baron. At a height of around 30 metres they are at present the largest equine sculptures in the world.
Steve Stamford | Kelpies 2 mono

Kelpies 2 mono

Kelpies is the name given by the Scots to shape shifting water spirits who often appear in horse form, said to inhabit Scottish lochs and lakes. The Kelpies here are a modern art installation based on two real life Clydesdale horses - Duke and Baron. At a height of around 30 metres they are at present the largest equine sculptures in the world.
Steve Stamford | Merchant seafarer's war memorial 1

Merchant seafarer's war memorial 1

This is the Merchant Seafarer's War Memorial situated at Britannia Quay, Cardiff Bay, Wales. The artist is Brian Fell and it is in memory of the merchant seafarers from the ports of Barry Penarth and Cardiff who died in time of war. Commissioned in 1994 by the Cardiff Bay Arts Trust it comprises a melding together of a man's face and the damaged hull of a ship. DSD_8170
Steve Stamford | Merchant seafarer's war memorial 2

Merchant seafarer's war memorial 2

This is the Merchant Seafarer's War Memorial situated at Britannia Quay, Cardiff Bay, Wales. The artist is Brian Fell and it is in memory of the merchant seafarers from the ports of Barry Penarth and Cardiff who died in time of war. Commissioned in 1994 by the Cardiff Bay Arts Trust it comprises a melding together of a man's face and the damaged hull of a ship. DSD_8031
Steve Stamford | Legacy - Mother

Legacy - Mother

This is part of a public art piece Legacy on Liverpool docks. The larger group, mother, father, son and daughter represents the many families who emigrated to America via the port at Liverpool. The piece was gifted to the city by the Mormon church and was created by Mark de Graffenried.
Steve Stamford | Liver bird - male

Liver bird - male

A liver bird - this is the one that looks inland - atop the Royal Liver Assurance building, Liverpool. According to popular legend, they are a male and female pair, the female looking out to sea, (watching for the seamen to return safely home) whilst the male looks towards the city (making sure the pubs are open). Probably based on the Cormorant which can still be seen in and around the docks the scultpures were designed by Carl Bernard Bartels and built by the Bromsgrove Guild.
Steve Stamford | Angel of the North 1

Angel of the North 1

Installed in February 1998 Angel of the North is a popular public art installation in Gateshead UK. With a span of 54m and standing 20m tall it can easily be seen from the nearby A1. Seen here after pranksters added a Christmas hat.
Steve Stamford | Angel of the North 2

Angel of the North 2

Installed in February 1998 Angel of the North is a popular public art installation in Gateshead UK. With a span of 54m and standing 20m tall it can easily be seen from the nearby A1. Seen here after pranksters added a Christmas hat.
Steve Stamford | Angel of the North 3

Angel of the North 3

Installed in February 1998 Angel of the North is a popular public art installation in Gateshead UK. With a span of 54m and standing 20m tall it can easily be seen from the nearby A1. Seen here after pranksters added a Christmas hat
Steve Stamford | St Michael and the devil

St Michael and the devil

Adorning an exterior wall of the new Coventry Cathedral is this rather imposing artwork by artist Jacob Epstein depicting St Michael defeating the Devil.
Steve Stamford | Liverpool Mountain

Liverpool Mountain

An art installation by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone at the Albert Docks, Liverpool. Standing around 10m high and brightly coloured it does, we are told, draw inspiration from the many cultures who toil to create structures out of rocks.
Steve Stamford | Miners of Rugeley

Miners of Rugeley

On a roundabout known locally as 'Globe Island' are four concrete statues each around 9ft tall commemorating the 115 miners who lost their lives in the Lee Hall and Brereton collieries. Each statue represents a different era, one from the 1930s, one from the 1950s, a rescue miner and a mine Deputy. The Rugeley sign is adjacent to the roundabout. This is a montage created from 5 of my original images.
Steve Stamford | Aethelflaed

Aethelflaed

This statue of Aethelflaed and her nephew who later became King Athelstan sits at the foot of Tamworth castle. Possibly simultaneously one of the most influential and forgotten ladies in English history Aethelflaed, daughter of King Alfred the Great was often known as Queen of Mercia and is widely regarded as one of the most powerful female rulers of the time.
Steve Stamford | The Scallop

The Scallop

As with many other modern art installations The Scallop by a local artist Maggi Hambling has not met with the universal approval of the Aldeburgh residents. Standing approximately 15ft tall and made of stainless steel it has been vandalised many times since it was placed in 2003.
Steve Stamford | Miner remembers

Miner remembers

Miner remembers This is a statue of a coal miner staring out into the distance. The small wooden cross and poppy someone has placed in his belt have been colour isolated.
Steve Stamford | The Mage

The Mage

Take one garden ornament, one pixel pusher and a smattering of digital editing and here you have - The Mage. Composite of two original images of mine plus a lot of what I call 'digital pokery'.
Steve Stamford | Rook with a book

Rook with a book

In the pretty village of Fowey, Cornwall you will find this wonderful piece of art inspired by Daphne du Mauriers's book The Birds which of course is famous for the 1963 Hitchcock film based upon it.