uk crafts


the kelpies ▴ the helix, falkirk, scotland

the 30-metre-high horse head pieces were designed by figurative sculptor andy scott and completed in october 2013. they man the forth and clyde canal in the helix, a new land transformation project aiming to connect the 16+ cultural communities in the falkirk district. the kelpies’ name reflects the mythological transforming beasts possessing the strength and endurance of ten horses, a quality that is analogous with the transformational change and endurance of scotland’s inland waterways. the kelpies represent the lineage of the heavy horse of scottish industry and economy that shaped the geographical layout of the falkirk area.


The Craft by Ian Gedge
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Winterton-on-Sea, Norfolk