Metal Sculptures From Around The Globe
Metal can be used in a number of ways, whether it’s for functional purposes or as an element of design. We have taken a look at some of the metal sculptures that have emerged around the world, as a celebration of what can be accomplished with some metal and an idea.
The Mustangs of Las Colinas – Dallas, Texas
This bronze plated metal sculpture depicts a group of mustangs galloping through a stream. It lives in the Las Colinas Urban Centre and takes centre-stage in Williams Square. These horses were commissioned by Ben H Carpenter, whose family ranch was converted into ‘Las Colinas’, a residential and business park. The sculpture is intended to represent the naturalistic past of the state before the use of technology became mainstream.
S Printing Horse – Germany
The S Printing Horse is positioned outside the Print Media Academy in Heidelberg, Germany and is the largest equine sculpture in the world at 13 metres high, 15 metres long and 90 tons in weight. It’s constructed from stainless steel and aluminium and highlights all of the elements involved in operating the printing press. For example, the horse’s three legs symbolise the three phases of the process, while the parts of the body break down those three phases.
The Anonymous Pedestrians – Poland
These are a collection of metal sculptures that line the pavements at a junction in Wroclaw, Poland. The sculptures appear to be disappearing into the ground whilst across the road, another set of sculptures appear to be emerging. There are 14 bronze statues in total, and they represent a part of Poland’s past – the imposition of martial law in 1981. During this period, the military arrested civilians without warning, many of whom were not seen again. The disappearing sculptures represent these people, whilst the emerging sculptures represent those who felt safe to rejoin society after martial law was lifted 2 years later.
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