Yo sandstone fox what are you looking at yonder?
Nope, I can't see it, not a yap, I'm off
The sandstone fox has stood near Bogle Crag since 1991 and is the work of Gordon Young, a local artist who specialises in public art and has a fondness for typographic installations. The cursing stone in his home town of Carlisle caused some controversy for he made an ancient curse (of 1525) manifest in the shape of a granite boulder. Floods and foot and mouth disease coincided in the aftermath of its installation, yikes.
Happily his latest project in the seaside town of Blackpool is on a lighter note. The Comedy Carpet is a 2,220m² granite pavement of jokes , songs and catchphrases of comedians and writers who have appeared on the town's stages over the decades. Located on near Blackpool Tower it looks like this
An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet from A to Z