Three Things; Likes – Thurstaston Sculptures
Today we are liking some of the three dimensional forms on display at the Thurstaston Visitors Centre of the Wirral Country Park.
This sculpture is by Chester based artist Robin Connelly (@connelly_robin on Twitter) it was produced as an Environmental Arts Project in September 2002. The Rotary Club of North Wirral sponsored the work through Awards For All. We love how it has weathered since installation and now has some wonderful lichens growing on it. According to the Natural Navigator the presence of golden yellow lichens indicates a southerly aspect.
We have featured Malcolm Eleen’s work before at the World Museum Liverpool and we are delighted to spot more of his faux taxidermy, this time moths, at the visitor centre. Malcolm makes these wonderful creatures from paper and card before hand painting them and displaying them as specimens.
This 3D work is actually a cast of the original. O.k. so it isn’t as sculpture it is a series of Chirotherium footprints, discovered in 1838 by workmen quarrying sandstone in Storeton. Chirotherium means hand animal and it lived over 200 million years ago.