NO4102 : Seaside sculpture

taken 9 years ago, near to Lower Largo, Fife, Great Britain

Seaside sculpture
Seaside sculpture
This distinctive and colourful hand-painted wood carving by local artist Alan Faulds stands in his own private garden in Lower Largo which is passed by the Fife Coastal Path. It is based on the Malagan carvings, made in New Ireland (Papua New Guinea) for use in Malagan wedding and other ceremonies, some of which last for several days. These statues used to be burnt at the end of each ceremony but many are now retained, because the carving skills to produce them are now held by very few Papuan sculptors.
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Date Taken
Monday, 11 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 15 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Village, Rural settlement  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 4179 0257 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:12.7281N 2:56.4035W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 4178 0258
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Fife Coastal Path  Statue  Painted Wood Carving 

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