Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sunset behind Water Wings

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Water Wings by Bruce Williams is one of the installations for the Great Promenade Show. It was designed to be viewed in motion from the adjacent tram track and road, the photographic image of a swimming child laser cut into an 8m long curved stainless steel screen gradually resolves and disappears again as the viewer moves past.

The Great Promenade Show was part of a complete reconstruction of Blackpool's South Promenade in 2001 which incorporated a major series of new public art works commissioned by Blackpool Borough Council, and described by them as "an outdoor gallery of contemporary art". Ten large-scale permanent works were installed at special viewing points along the well-designed new 2km walkway.

A contribution to Good Fences and Skywatch Friday.


  1. rather neat idea, but i'd think it'd be a traffic distraction/hazard! :)

  2. different. i wonder if there is a view behind that/there?

  3. we have some large art installations in this city too ... a huge cost for some strange things...