Imagine that your sculpture is a model (a mini version) for a big public monument. Like the statues in George Square (but maybe more colourful..!)
These kinds of sculptures are often made to remember important people and the things they have done in history.
Create a sculpture that celebrates local people and their acts of care during the pandemic
The pandemic is a big moment for the history books and we are inviting you to work with artists to make your own sculpture to remember who or what has been important for you during this time.
These sculptures will photographed to create a 2D outdoor Sculpture trail in Greater Pollok!
Free clay kit available to make your sculpture: firstname.lastname@example.org
Example 1: The Staalman Bear
This is the tallest bear in Amsterdam!
In 2005 an initiative brought together young people, students and local residents from one neighbourhood to design the local park.
During this design process, the idea for this artwork by artist Florentijn Hofman came about.
The 10m high bear represents the pride of the residents and their strength during a long period of demolition and reconstruction of their homes.
The pillow under the arm refers to advice often given to young people – to go to bed on time rather than hanging out in the street until late. It it also a reminder of the fact that the residents literally had to leave their houses (temporarily) with their pillows under their arm.
Example 2: Niki de Saint Phalle
Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002), French-American artist, is one of the few famous female monumental sculptors. She is a self-taught artist who first began making art as a form of therapy.
Her sculptures are colourful, patterned, and joyful. She uses simple and abstract forms. She doesn’t hide the way these are made.
Some of you may have seen small models of her work last year – when they were exhibited in the Pollok Civic Realm.
Example 3: Kenny Hunter
Kenny Hunter is a Scottish sculptor. His work is influenced by action figures and toys.
His work is similar to historic classical sculptures of kings and Queens, but instead he makes monuments to ordinary people and things.
One of his most well known sculptures is the ‘Citizen Firefighter,’ just outside Glasgow Central Station.