Singular Statues: the KinderTransport

I don’t know about you, but I often walk around London without taking clear note of my surroundings – intent only on reaching my destination.  It’s when I arrive early somewhere for a meeting (30 minutes in this instance) that I feel I have the time to look around – and when visiting Liverpool Street…

Lego-fan-tastic: The Art of the Brick

As soon as I saw the word LEGO, I knew I would be hooked but this Art of the Brick exhibit has taken me a little by surprise.  I didn’t expect the subtlety, the complexity or the emotional impact of some of the artworks created by these little plastic bricks. Based at London’s Old Truman Brewery…

Singular Statues: Terence Cuneo

When waiting for my train to arrive at Waterloo London the other day, I took a stroll around the station to stretch my legs.  Hidden between two fast food stalls, I was surprised to find a large bronze statue, close to the former Eurostar terminal. Closer inspection reveals that it is a 1.5 times larger…

Singular Statues: The Lovers

For me, the interest in this statue is of the entwined couple, standing under the clock at St Pancras International, surrounded by the architectural beauty that is Barlow’s great train shed – the Victorian engineering marvel of its day. This 9 m tall (29.53 ft) statue – more accurately known as The Meeting Place –…

Singular Statues: #11 Sir John Betjeman

It was only when reading coverage of Martin Jennings’ recent statue of Charles Dickens, just unveiled, that I recalled that I have seen his work – and admired it – before.  It’s at St Pancras International and it’s a statue dedicated to Sir John Betjeman who was instrumental in the fight to save Sir John…

Singular Statues: #5 Sound II

The fifth in the series of Singular Statues is by the artist, Antony Gormley, who is said to have donated this work – Sound II – to Winchester Cathedral.  Located in the crypt, it is best viewed when the area is flooded (the cathedral is very close to the water table), where you see this…

Singular Statues: #1 King Alfred

When wandering around on my travels, I come across all kinds of statuary – some in good repair – others a little worse for wear – all completely forgotten.  It seemed to me rather sad to see these works of art which would have been celebrated when unveiled, lying in the shadows, covered in soot…