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Exciting new public sculpture coming to Amesbury Wiltshire UK
topps35 - Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 5:44amSculpture Gallery | plasma cutting | sculpture | steel | welding
Andy and Michelle would like to raise awareness and general interest in their new, and first large scale public sculpture. Please pass the link on to anyone who you think may be interested.
a sculpture by A&R Metalcrafts
The concept of sun worship is nearly as old as mankind itself. In ancient times, people were more intimately connected with the cycles of nature. Primarily an agricultural people the worship of the Sun is understandable in light of our dependence on its warmth for food and life itself. Sun-day has been a religious day of worship for about 2000 years B.C.
Influenced by the rich heritage and history surrounding our area Solstice captures the very moment of the sunrise. Ancient man on his knees, head thrown back, arms raised welcoming the sunrise from the east. Marked with ancient symbols he represents a time of ancient lore and mystery, a spiritual moment.
A magnificent metal man approximately 20ft tall on his knees, Solstice has been created from randomly plasma cut steel plate 3to5mm thick welded around a heavy duty box frame. He will have a rusted finish and stainless steel weld markings.
Situated at the Holiday Inn by the main route from the east he also offers a welcome to visitors, marking the beginning of the west country and encouraging people to consider where we come from.
We are hoping to install Solstice on the 21st March to celebrate the Spring Equinox.
Our dependence on the sun is as real today as it was to our ancestors.