SW6942 : Cornish Miner Statue, Redruth

taken 10 years ago, near to Redruth, Cornwall, Great Britain

Cornish Miner Statue, Redruth
Cornish Miner Statue, Redruth
The Redruth Public Realm Working Party's Mining Art Group commissioned this bronze sculpture of a Cornish miner by David Annand. It stands at two metres tall and was erected in April 2008.

It is a wonderfully dramatic artefact, expressing energy, power and in one sense immense optimism (in its stance and positioning). From another point of view, one might associate it with a kind of crucifixion, which might symbolise the fate of the ordinary miners not only in Cornwall, but everywhere.

However one interprets it, it is a dominant feature in the centre of the Redruth and demands a response.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 3 June, 2010   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 8 June, 2010
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Statues   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 699 420 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:14.0200N 5:13.6492W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 699 420
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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