I love art both creating and admiring other peoples amazing creations. Over the world, there are creative people that have the most incredible innovative imagination. Creating works of art that range from permanent detailed bronze sculptures that tell a story, to signify someone, something or the quirky fun temporary trails including that of Oor Wullie. Which sculpture is your favourite?
Greyfriars Bobby ©MDHarding
The Worlds Best Sculptures
Named as one of the world's 25 most creative statues and sculptures. Hippo Square at Taipei Zoo is winning hearts around the world and in 2017 was ranked as number 4. It's one way to get close to hippos!
Taipei Zoo Hippos ©MDHarding
Gardens By The Bay: Supertrees of Singapore
The solar powered supertree grove at Singapore's Gardens By The Bay opened in 2015. The almighty 25 - 50 metre tall structures are covered with over 162,900 varieties of plants including orchids, ferns and tropical flowering climbers. During the day you can walk in the canopy and admire the views, while in the evening enjoy one of two choreographed light performances. Not to be missed!
Gardens By The Bay Supertrees ©MDHarding
The Faeries or Fairy is presented as being a powerful being and sometimes most mischievous. A great day out can be had by all at Trentham Gardens. Located by Stoke on Trent in the area of Staffordshire, England find the wonderful fairy sculptures throughout the gardens. There is also a small train ride and a boat that takes you across the lake.
Discover more magical locations to visit in the UK.
Away With The Fairies ©MDHarding
The Kelpies are mythological water spirits, said to appear as tame ponies by the riverside attracting children and luring them to their death. The magnificent structures created by Andy Scott can be seen at Helix Park, Falkirk. If you take the guided tour you can hear about the history and links between these mythological creatures and working horses that once worked along the canals. There is also the opportunity to see inside one of these grand sculptures.
Sunset At The Kelpies ©MDHarding
Sir Eduardo Palozzi
Eduardo Paolozzi, sculpturist and artist was born in Edinburgh and considered one of the pioneers of Pop Art. The Pop Art movement took place during the 1950’s and 1960’s. Eduardo would have known some of today’s other popular pop artists including Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Discover some of Eduardo Paolozzi’s incredible and imaginative sculptures in the heart of Edinburgh’s city centre.
Giant Puzzle - Wealth of Nations sculpture was unveiled by her majesty the Queen in 1993. The largest of all Sir Eduardo Palozzi's sculptures weighing 10 tons and measuring 20ft in height, 27ft in length.
Sir Eduardo Palozzi - Wealth of Nations RBS, Edinburgh ©MDHarding
Oor Wullie is a Scottish Cartoon character from D.C Thomson's comic strip. It's been over 80 years since Oor Wullie first appeared in the Sunday Post's Fun Section. This summer has seen Oor Wullie appear all over Scotland from Dundee his home town to St Andrews, Glasgow, Edinburgh and beyond.
The 30th August see's farewell events and auctions taking place. There is still time to get oot and aboot to enjoy these fun loving Oor Wullie statues. Download the app or print off one or more of the official maps and take the Oor Wullie Trail.
Oor Wullie in St Andrews ©MDHarding
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