Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Look Yonder

 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



Roger Owen Green said...

love the statue!

VioletSky said...

love the top picture!
I had to look of Reivers - somehow I missed that part of my Stuart history lessons!

PhenoMenon said...

Lovely take

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team

chubskulit said...

That sandstone is beautiful.

Y is for...
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Ann said...

Yonder is not a word I usually use, great looking statue.

Leslie: said...

I love that first photo...the dog thought it was real...lol

abcw team

Annie said...

What a cool sculpture and I love your photo of it. How nice of the beautiful dog to pose so perfectly.

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful photos! Best regards!