Desire by Chris Knight is an abstract sculpture 8m high, contrasting rusty corten steel with shiny stainless steel spikes, inspired by the Blackpoo's reputation as a destination for "dirty weekends", and its hidden "fetish scene". It casts the shadow of a spiky heart on the promenade.
It was erected as part of the Great Promenade Show which involved a complete reconstruction of Blackpool's South Promenade incorporating a major series of new public art works commissioned by Blackpool Borough Council, and described by them as "an outdoor gallery of contemporary art". Since 2001, ten large-scale permanent works have been installed at special viewing points along the well-designed new 2km walkway.
Additional information can be found at Public Art Online.
A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday.