Tuesday, 10 February 2009

'Angel of the South is equine Goddess...'

'The giant outdoor sculpture set to grace the Kent countryside and already dubbed the "Angel of the South" will be a £2m white horse.

The horse will be double the height of Antony Gormley's Angel Of The North

The structure - as tall as Nelson's Column - has been designed by former Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger.

It was selected by Ebbsfleet Landmark Project from a shortlist of three contenders for the public art project in North Kent.

Wallinger said: "This is a tremendously exciting project. There was some very tough competition and I am honoured that the horse has won through."'

More: http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Angel-Of-The-South-Horse-Kent-Sculpture-Mark-Wallinger-Turner-Prize-Winner-Designs-Outdoor-Art/Article/200902215220235?lpos=UK_News_Third_Home_Page_Feature_Teaser_Region_0&lid=ARTICLE_15220235_Angel_Of_The_South_Horse_Kent_Sculpture%3A_Mark_Wallinger_Turner_Prize_Winner_Designs_Outdoor_Art

Artist Mark Wallinger's racehorse Riviera Red, on which the monument could be modelled, won the 2.40 at Lingfield yesterday.


Anadæ Effro said...

Hmn. Any connexion to the Uffington White Horse, I wonder? Interestingly, Ben, there's an all Pagan house, Capall Bann, Gaelic for White Horse, well anchored in Somerset, another magical place, as you well Gno.

Beautiful heads-up, Ben,
Anadæ Effro ( :-)}

Jimmy Bastard said...

Should this steel stallion go ahead, let us hope that it is markedly more respected than the Angle Iron of the North. Also known as The Birtley Bat, Rusty Bitch, Bowes Ballsup, Team Valley Tart... I could go on you know..

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Ben Fairhall said...

Jimmy Bastard has a point...

For me, this new sculpture is the proof that all Europa will be united under the twelve stars of the Goddess.

Hail Mary.

Anonymous said...

"Ben, there's an all Pagan house, Capall Bann, Gaelic for White Horse"

Waddell correctly associates the Ban/Van with pre-christian matriarchal/tribal groups (hevvy on the blood magick! every Pict Churl tells a story don't it?)

the new horse will get as much "respect" from me as the old one, angel my ass

meet the New Hoss same as the Old Hoss


"For me, this new sculpture is the proof that all Europa will be united under the twelve stars of the Goddess.


it already is

all hail the idols of The Goddess!

hows about we put a shiny calf next to her for company?


R Arrowsmith said...

Hi Ben. I like how you're covering a few things which have sparked my interest of late - the White Horse and the UFO/Wind Turbine stories. I see them linked in some way. The White Horse is moving from the 2D version on the side of the chalk hills, into 3D. As a result of this evolution things are going to gradually come apart at the seams. We'll blame UFO's, or the Wind, but I think it's just part of this transition. That's my two cents anyhow. Keep up the good work. Richard.

Ben Fairhall said...

Thanks Richard, that is pretty much my take on things too.

The UFO hypothesis in some ways is as simplistic and foolish as the BAe Taranis debunk. The truth, as always, is not amenable to soundbite exegesis by journalists or paranoids.

Anonymous said...

Troijan horse..full