World Amazing Stuff: Beautiful Sculptures of Horse Head

Beautiful Sculptures of Horse Head

Horse Head Sculptures- Giant Kelpies

Public artist Andy Scott is constructing a pair of gargantuan horse heads at Kelpies area in Scotland. This monument is constructing in a tower over the Forth & Clyde canal in Falkirk, Scotland. Currently in the last stages of construction after 7 years of development. The sculptures measure 30m tall (99 ft.) and are meant as a monument to the horse powered heritage of Scotland. The sculptures were modeled on two actual Clydesdales from Glasgow City and were constructed from structural steel with a stainless steel cladding.

The Kelpies name reflected the mythological transforming beasts possessing the strength and endurance of 10 horses. The Kelpies represent the lineage of the heavy horse of Scottish industry and economy, pulling the wagons, ploughs barges and coal ships that shaped the geographical layout of the Falkirk area.

Scott has created a number of smaller ‘Kelpies’ sculptures including a pair here in Chicago and at Purdue.  The Kelpies will not open to visitors until April 2014.