The Kelpies: Making the World's Largest Equine Sculptures
A stunning photographic and text record of the design, fabrication and build of the iconic Kelpies, two massive 30m high steel sculptures by internationally renowned artist Andy Scott. Weighing a whopping 300 tonnes each, the Kelpies form a dramatic gateway to the entrance of the Forth and Clyde canal in central Scotland and promise to become one of the most globally recognisable pieces of sculpture in the UK. A monument to horse powered heritage that helped build the nation during the industrial revolution, they are also inspired by the Scottish myth of supernatural sea horses. Currently, two 1.10 scale maquette models of the Kelpies have been touring Chicago, New York and elsewhere in the US, as well as UK-wide and in Europe.
Andy Scott trained in sculpture at Glasgow School of Art and his public art has been commissioned and exhibited in Scotland, England, Ireland, Australia and the USA. He lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland.