This impressive new sculpture of a horse head in Falkirk, Scotland known as The kelpies is designed by artist Andy Scott and has taken a total of nine years to design and assemble. Each steel panel has been intricately crafted and then put together to take the form of a horse.
The sculptures have turned the canal location at Helix Park into a vibrant place and coloured lights illuminate the steel structure from inside, highlighting its complex structure. The sculptures location is significant to Scott as it's placed within his fathers hometown of Falkirk.
The artist had this to say about the sculptures - "I see The Kelpies as a personification of local and national equine history, of the lost industries of Scotland. I also envisage them as a symbol of modern Scotland—proud and majestic, of the people and the land. They are the culmination of cutting edge technology and hand crafted artisanship, created by our country's leading experts through international partnerships."
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