At either end of Robert Street in Port Glasgow are bronze sculptures by the Danish artist Nina Saunders. Called 'Future in Hand' they were designed in 2006 as part of a community project involving high school pupils from Port Glasgow.
Rebecca Wells, attached to the project, but it was not at its best when I took these photographs.
The sculpture at the west end of Robert Street shows a hand holding a representation of the steamship Comet built in Port Glasgow in 1812, representing the shipbuilding industry of Port Glasgow, and an apple. The apple is a representation of this area of Port Glasgow which, before all the housing was built, was once a very productive fruit-growing area.
Robert Street in Port Glasgow also contains the former Clune Park School, derelict Clune Park Church, and the Toll Boys Memorial. Such a shame the area has become so run down.
...a lovely example of public art!ReplyDelete
Nice concept, and I particularly like the idea of involving the younger generation in this work, after all it's their hands that will hold the future. The apple orchard should look good in a few weeks when the blossom is at its best.ReplyDelete
I think they're amazing Liz, incredibly photogenic!ReplyDelete